The Noble Discoverer drill ship loads up at the APL dock in Dutch Harbor in preparation for a trip to the Arcticdutchharbortelegraph.com/noble-discover…Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crewmembers deploy the cutter's Spilled Oil Recovery System equipment near Barrow, Alaska, to conduct training on the ship's built-in spill recovery gear July 31, 2012. The SORS equipment is a vital asset to the Coast Guard's Marine Environmental Protection mission and is being deployed as part of multi-day preparedness exercise focused on safely dealing with hazardous materials spills in the Arctic maritime environment. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.
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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