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How warming ruined a crab fishery and hurt an Alaskan town

As the world warms, extended spikes in ocean temperatures are triggering the collapse of key marine populations. In the Aleut community of St. Paul, Alaska, the loss of the snow crab fishery is having a profound economic impact and raising questions about the small city’s future.
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Alaska cancels snow crab season for first time after population crash

Alaska cancels snow crab season for first time after population crash

The decision is a severe blow to fishers that make a living off the crabs and raises questions about the role of climate change in the rapid decline.
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Scientists point to climate change as likely cause for Alaska snow crab decline

Even as scientists are still trying to figure out why the Bering Sea snow crab stock crashed in 2021, federal managers are working on a plan to help rebuild it.

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