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Audio – Federal Shutdown Could Delay Crab Fisheries – NMFS’ law enforcement division is one of the few departments that’s still open.

radio-microphoneState managers set catch limits. But the National Marine Fisheries Service is supposed to divide up the crab and assign individual fishing quotas, or IFQs, to boats. “There’s nobody on staff with National Marine Fisheries Service [who is] available to issue IFQs as they are furloughed,” says Heather Fitch. [email protected] 21:14