Alaska Scallop Fishery Opens July 1
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch … One of Alaska’s most exclusive fisheries gets underway on July 1 – weathervane scallops. Just two boats take part in the fishery which spans from Yakutat to the Bering Sea.
“It’s pretty specialized. It’s not something you can get into easily. A fair bit of institutional knowledge and also specialized gear. Lots of people have some Tanner crab pots lying around their back yards but not many have a 15 foot New Bedford scallop dredge in their back yards...
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