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In Nome, Ice Crabbers Return to Bering Sea

Published On: Mar 20 2014 06:39:23 PM AKDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2014 11:23:56 PM AKDT

While most Alaskans think of the Aleutian Islands fishery when talk turns to king crab, in Nome the fishery is much closer -- with about 400,000 pounds of red king crab harvested annually, using crab pots laid through holes cut in Bering Sea ice.