FISHING: Frozen King

Into Bellingham, Wash, from its maiden voyage last week chugged a sturdy 140-ft. trawler with a new kind of catch. In the Deep Sea's hold, frozen and packaged, were 150,000 pounds of king crab, the first to be caught commercially by any U.S. fishermen. As a result of the Deep Sea's venture, the U.S. fishing industry may be able to take over a onetime Japanese monopoly.

The king crab, which often measures up to five feet between claw tips and weighs about 15 pounds, is tenderer than lobster, less oily than crab. The crabs are caught chiefly in trawl nets dragged...

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