Coast Guard Lt. Jim Fothergill, supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment Unalaska and Capt. Paul Mahler, commander of Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, are given a familiarization tour of the motor vessel Aiviq by the vessel's captain, Joeseph Borkowski, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, July 16 2012. Mahler, the captain of the port and federal on scene coordinator for central and western Alaska, was in Dutch Harbor to conduct a fleet familiarization of the Shell vessels prior to their departure to explore for energy resources in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Nathan Menefee.
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