Shrimp Fever: Catch it

By Scott Haugen

Of Alaska’s shellfishing opportunities, nothing is growing like the quest for shrimp. With liberal seasons and limits, recreational users are now buying boats for shrimping, not fishing.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” shares Ross Donalson, second-generation owner of the Donalson Company, Alaska’s largest dealer of shrimp pots and pellet bait. With their pricing deals, it’s easy to see why. “Shrimping is huge and getting bigger every season, and Anchorage is the perfect hub.” This content is available for subscribers only.

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