KODIAK, Alaska - An Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew deploys a portable dewatering pump to a simulated vessel in distress in the channel adjacent to downtown Kodiak May 26, 2012. The pump deployment was part of the Coast Guard's search and rescue demonstration during the Kodiak Crab Festival. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.
LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html