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It ain’t lookin’ good. Federal shutdown could keep crab fishermen on the docks

23523_354387901211_7651997_aAlaska’s crab fisheries could be a casualty of the government shutdown. All crab seasons officially open Oct. 15, but as of Oct. 8, the National Marine Fisheries Service did not have the staff to issue permits before the season started. NMFS is not responsible for the Community Development Quota fisheries, however, and in its announcements ADFG has said that those fisheries will open as scheduled. [email protected] 13:40