October 24, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 43

Fish Factor

Government shutdown wreaks havoc for start of Bering Sea crab fisheries

The Bering Sea crab fleet was ready to head to the fishing grounds over the weekend after the government shutdown and unissued licenses stalled the Oct. 15 start of the crab season. Skippers of the 80 boats estimated the extra time tied up in Dutc...

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