Aleutians golden king crab quota rises slightly

The 2012-13 Aleutian Islands golden king crab fishery will open Aug. 15 with an overall quota of 6.29 million pounds.

That's up 5 percent from the 2011-12 quota of 5.99 million pounds.

This distant and rugged fishery involves very few players. Typically, only five boats participate, says Heather Fitch, area management biologist with the state Department of Fish and Game.