All dressed up with no place to go – Alaska’s King-Crab Fleet Is Left in Port by Shutdown

BRISTOL_MARINERThe federal workers needed to process the permits for each boat’s catch quota were on furlough. Equally frustrating, said Tom Suryan, a crabber with 35 years of experience, was that the weather was lovely. The violent seas that crab crews can commonly confront in the fall, and that television audiences have become familiar with in shows like “Deadliest Catch,” were nowhere in sight. more@NYT o8:34

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