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Alaska cancels snow crab season for first time in state history

Dennis Kim of Pruitt's Seafood sorts Alaska Snow Crabs (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Alaska officials have canceled the fall Bristol Bay red king crab harvest, and for the first time, have also scrapped the winter harvest of smaller snow crab.The move is a double whammy to a fleet from Alaska, Washington and Oregon chasing Bering Sea crab in harvests that in 2016 grossed $280 million, The Seattle Times reported. According to CBS News, an estimated 1 billion crabs have disappeared, a 90% drop in population.The closures reflect conservation concerns about both crab species following bleak summer populations surveys.

The decisions to shut down the snow crab and fall king crab harvests came after days of discussions by Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists and senior agency officials who faced crabbers’ pleas for at least small fisheries."I am struggling for words. This is so unbelievable that this is happening," said Jamie Goen, executive director of the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, adding that some crabbers will go out of business.READ MORE: Climate-fueled wildfires worsen the danger for struggling fish"Management of Bering Sea snow crab must now focus on conservation and rebuilding given the conditions of the stock," the department said in a Monday statement.Snow crab populations declined after a 2019 Bering Sea warming that scrambled the broader marine ecosystem.

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Colorectal cancer is showing up in younger people and at more advanced stages: study
cancer (CRC) cases are on the rise and the disease is being discovered among younger patients more frequently, according to Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2023, a new report on cancer facts and trends by the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is headquartered in Atlanta. Although deaths related to CRC are continuing to decline, the report indicated the disturbing trend within the landscape of fighting this disease.Notably, this includes the advanced stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis and the patient’s age at which it's diagnosed. INDIANA PRIEST SAYS HE'S CURED OF BRAIN CANCER AFTER TRIP TO LOURDES: ‘THANKS BE TO GOD’The incidence of advanced stage CRC disease now occurs in three out of five people, while one out of every five CRC diagnoses are made in people under 55 years old, according to the study's investigators.Also, people who are natives of Alaska had the highest rate and mortality — almost four times higher than those of non‐Hispanic White individuals, according to the report.FILE - The United In Blue installation on the National Mall to raise awareness f the need for more colorectal cancer research, treatment options, and funding on March 16, 2022 in Washington, D.C.  (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fight Colorectal Cancer)It was published on Wednesday, March 1, in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and in the publication Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2023-2025 on "We know rates are increasing in young people, but it’s alarming to see how rapidly the whole patient population is shifting younger, despite shrinking numbers in the overall population," Rebecca Siegel, senior scientific director, surveillance research at the American Cancer Society and lead author of the report said