Government Shutdown: Multi Millions at Stake for Working People in the Alaska Crab Industry – Timing is Critical

Kodiak’s waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of “7-bys,” the big, heavy crab pots, as boats stack their gear for major fisheries in the Bering Sea.  The Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open Oct. 15, with a harvest of 8.6 million pounds, similar to last year. A reopened Tanner crab fishery will produce a 3 million-pound catch; the numbers for Bering Sea snow crab, Alaska’s largest crab fishery, will be out next week. [email protected] 12:39

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