Study on Releasing Hatchery-Raised Crabs in Wild Nears End

    Kodiak, AK (AP) - An Alaska program is in its final year of an experiment to determine whether hatchery-raised red king crab can increase wild stock.

    The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology Program started its work in 2009 with a goal of enhancing depressed king crab populations throughout Alaska.

    The program has achieved efficient production of juvenile crab, conducted research on their behavior and completed a number of small out-planting releases.


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