PIC: This is King Crab being caught in Russia. The pots can weight up to 600-800 pounds. A ship can carry between 150 to 300 pots.
PIC: This is Alaskan King Crab being fished in the Bering sea. They can catch the king crap with a box shaped trap called a pot which consists of a steel frame covered with a nylon mesh.
STATISTIC: This graph shows the amount of King Crab fished and the price from 2007-2015. You could see that the lowest amount of King Crab fished was in 2011 and also had the highest price. The most was in 2007 and had the lowest price.
STATISTIC: This graphs shoes the amount of King Crab exported to the US and Japan from Russia in 2010-2015. The most was in 2011 and the majority went to Japan. The least amount was in Nov-15.
ARTICLE: Russia and Alaska are sharing the same waters in the Bering Sea. Alaska contributes to 60% of Americas seafood. They typically fish 200 miles off shore and they had huge changes in 2005!
ARTICLE: This article is about how a Russian company is ordering a new way to fish. The new ships are fitted with new freezers and easy ways to work. This will up production and keep the ships running at the top.
WEBSITE: This website is talking about Russian King Crab is fished. Russia boarders The Bearing Sea but does not see the crab that Alaska sees. So is it safe or not?
WEBSITE: This website is showing you different types of King Crab in Alaska. There's four different types of King Crab in the Bering Sea. There's the Red King Crab, Blue King Crab, Golden King Crab, and Scarlet King Crab. There's settle difference in all four.
SOLUTION: The ever changing climate has even shown it's affects in the Bering Sea. Fisherman believe that King Crab numbers are dropping due to heat. There's not a solution to climate change but if there is one it'll be the way to save King Crab.
SOLUTION: One way King Crab can stop being overfished is by lowing the quota. If you lower the quota every other season then less are fished and it gives time to make more offspring for the next season.
CONCLUSION: In the end King Crab are not doomed. There numbers are going down but they are not in danger just yet. If there was solution to climate change and a better plan for fishing we might see the species make a rebound. A quick note if you are going to order King Crab. Don't get Russian King Crab get Alaskan King Crab. We know what our fisherman are doing to them to keep us safe.