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Ice Puts Bering Sea Snow Crab Season on Hold #FrozenOcean #AlaskaCrab

6:02PM Tue January 24, 2012
 Stephanie Joyce
Rapidly advancing sea ice has left crabbers scrambling to get their gear out of the water or stuck in port, waiting for better weather. 
Mark Casto got into port earlier today and is already getting ready to head back out again. He’s captain of the crabber Pinnacle. With the ice coming down rapidly, he’s worried about the two hundred pots he still has in the water.
“It’s just finding them again, if you can find them.”
Casto says that the ice can drag pots for ten of miles and pop the buoys that keep them afloat.  He’s hoping he can make it to his pots before......