CALEB OSWELL/Kodiak Daily Mirror

Fishing vessels fill St. Paul Harbor last week in downtown Kodiak.

Not a single crab boat from Kodiak, the Alaska Peninsula or Chignik broke ranks to drop pots for an anticipated harvest of 7.3 million pounds of big bairdi Tanners when the fishery opened Sunday.

The stand down by the fleet of nearly 170 vessels stems from the crabbers’ refusal to accept a price of $2.50 a pound from four local processors: Trident, Alaska Pacific Seafoods, Ocean Beauty and Pacific Seafoods.

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