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Sad story. Massive snow crab die off.


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I did read the whole article.  I consider it highly likely that the blame rests with unregulated commercial fishing, especially by vessels from countries who turn a blind eye to conservation.  I am not saying that "climate change" may not be a factor, but the much more likely culprit is over-fishing.

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One of the thoughts on this is that while the sampling numbers are way down what they can not account for is that the crabs are using a different migratory path. This could give a false flag as to a crash in the population. What changes could be food sources, water temperature, or habitat being different. Excessive harvesting does not fit a rapid decline of 80% loss of crabs. I am sure an answer will come forth and we can enjoy them again at the table. 

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