NOAA assessment finds Kona crab fishery healthy, room for catch to increase

Cooked Kona crabs are stacked in a chafing dish. (NOAA Fisheries/Special to West Hawaii Today)

An illustration of a Kona crab. (NOAA Fisheries/Kat Uno/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Kona crab is an uncommon sight in grocery stores and fish markets, which could have something to do with why the stock is thriving as a fishery.