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Pribilof Islands blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) recruitment limitation as a potential bottleneck to rebuilding from overfished status


New posts to the 2017 PIBKC Field Sites Map:
January 2018 - Complete representation of 2017 field season. Note several different event types. Diving was conducted at all orange sites, however only a select number have full surveys or glaucothoe collector bags at the same site. As available, GoPro video of benthic habitat and surveys will be loaded to camera and dive sites. They can be will be available through YouTube.

Welcome to the Pribs Blues Muse! Your central resource to a new marine biology research project focusing on blue king crab of the Pribilof Islands. With major funding provided by the North Pacific Research Board, this project represents a significant first step in addressing the current status of the only overfished stock in the North Pacific, Pribilof Islands Blue King Crab.

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KUCBArcticleRadio News Story:
Diving for answers: Will blue king crab come back in the Pribilofs? Laura Kraegel, KUCB – Unalaska
In the Pribilof Islands, no one’s gotten an accurate count of blue king crab since the population crashed hard in the 1980s. This summer, a marine biologist is trying to change that, with the species’ first in-depth study in more than 30 years. His ultimate goal: determine if blue crab can make a comeback — or if it’s gone for good... Story was picked up by Alaska News Nightly, KTOO Juneau, and the Arctic Update: US Arctic Research Commission Daily Email Newsletter.

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