Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Captain from "Deadliest Catch" speaks of DC politics hurting AK crabbing industry
Capt. Keith Colburn, master of the F/V WIZARD, spoke to Fox News about the impact of Washington politics on the Alaskan crab industry. Particularly harmful was the spiteful, petty and totally nonproductive government shutdown that lasted most of October 2013. Not only did the shutdown close the necessary regulatory agencies that monitor the crabbing industry, sending the fleet to anchor, the shutdown also closed the agencies that were necessary to intervene with the illegal sale, export and ultimate scrapping of CGC STORIS.
Washington politics did more than hurt STORIS, a true Alaskan legend and national treasure.
Politicians and bureaucrats killed her.
Posted by USCGC STORIS - Life and Death of a CG Queen at 3:33 PM