Jun 14 2012
The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett
Thursday, 14 June 2012

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Held up by Sealife aquarist Jemma Battric, Claude weighs a mighty 15lbs and measures 15 inches wide - when he is fully grown he will weigh a whopping 30lbs and gain an extra three inches.Daily Mail photo

 

            Coming up this week, the trawlers in the Gulf will see a 15 percent reduction in allowable halibut bycatch; to err is human, but to hit Error Island could get you arrested, and the biggest freaking crab you'll never get to eat. We had help this week from KCAW's Robert Woolsey in Sitka, CoastAlaska's Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau and KFSK's Joe Viechnicki in Petersburg.