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Photos: Crabbers get cracking

Chad Poppe ties buoys to the side of the fishing boat Patriot on Thursday at the Don Statter Boat Harbor at Auke Bay. Poppe and manylocal crab fisherman are preparing their boats for the upcomingtanner and brown king crab fishery which opens Sunday.
Legislative News in Brief

...statement from the senator's office."Whether you're an air taxi operator waiting on a permit from the FAA, a crab fisherman awaiting allocation limits from NOAA, a forester in the Tongass told to shut down logging operations or a family...
Shutdown may hit Alaska's crab fishery

...schedule."The timing of this opening will ensure proper management of this public resource, and the ability of crab fisherman and processors to pay the full cost for the administration of this program," the letter states.As for how a late...
Looking at poor crab stocks

A group of crab fisherman met with Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials Tuesday as partners in a new tanner and king crab task force. The goal of...
F&G takes another look at red king crab fishery the past," said Dick Gregg, a Swanson Harbor crab fisherman and member of the Southeast Alaska King and Tanner...every year for my permit," said Al Morin, a Juneau crab fisherman. "When I don't get a fishery, I don't make...
My Turn: Bering Sea crab catch shares a keeper

...The big three are Alaska halibut and sablefish, which began in 1995, and Bering Sea crab in 2005. As a 32-year crab fisherman in the Bering Sea, these are some of my observations: For several years before crab-catch shares began, our boats...
Fairbanks man summits Everest

...Turner used supplemental oxygen above 24,300 feet to reach the summit at 29,035 feet. The former Bering Sea crab fisherman attempted to summit Denali in 2007 and 2008 but was turned back by stormy weather. Not this time, although it looked...
Questioning both Stevenses on fishery bill

...neighbors call it stealing. It is opposed by fishermen who want less government interference. Young Stevens, a former crab fisherman, is a paid consultant for a trade association of crab processors. Old Stevens and Little Stevens have actually admitted...
Few attend meeting about drill ship

...81-year resident of Kodiak. "This is a blessing in disguise ... it's an eye-opener."Bryan Horn, a Tanner crab fisherman, brought the most involved question of the evening when he asked about the Kulluk's effect on the Tanner crab season...
Crab fishermen in a pinch after fishery closed

...Petersburg is a big one. There is a large concentration of the crab fleet there. Juneau has a fair number of crab fisherman, but a broader economic base, so fisheries might not make as large of an impact as a place like Petersburg or Wrangell...


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