The ban on snow crab fishing in the Sea of ​​Japan was lifted last month, but the male snow crab landed in Ishikawa Prefecture has become a record-breaking catch for this period, and the selling price at stores is also rising.

The Ishikawa Prefectural Fisheries Research Center has compiled the amount of snow crabs landed at five fishing ports in Ishikawa Prefecture, such as Kanazawa Port, which was held for 19 days from the 6th to the 24th of last month when the ban on snow crab fishing was lifted.

According to this, the total landing amount of the popular male snow crab, which is locally called "Kano crab", is 44 tons, which is 25% less than the same period last year, the highest since 2000 when the record remains. It is a record-breaking poor catch.

For this reason, the selling price at the store is also soaring, and according to the fishery company in Kanazawa, the price of "Kano crab" is about twice as much as usual, from 4000 yen to 35,000 yen per cup depending on the size. It means that it is.

On the other hand, the total amount of landed females called "barrel crabs" is 63.1 tons, which is an increase of 7% from last year.

The Ishikawa Prefectural Fisheries Research Center said, "In recent years, the amount of snow crab resources in the Sea of ​​Japan has been extremely low, and the sluggish landing of Kano crabs seems to be the reason. , The increase in the amount of landed snow crabs in the female barrel is considered to be a sign of this. "