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Government Shutdown Delays Start Of Crab Season

Crabbing season in Alaska is supposed to start on Tuesday. But crabbers and their boats are stuck in port because they can't get the permits they need to begin work. Federal workers who issue those permits are off the job because of the partial government shutdown. David Greene talks to Tom Suryan, a crabbing boat captain, about how the federal shutdown is stalling the issuance of quota permits.

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