Shutdown Hits ‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain - Oct. 11, 2013
“We have been racking up bills getting ready to go fishing,” Colburn said, noting that coastal communities around the country are facing similar problems. “If we’re tied to the docks waiting for the government, we can’t pay those bills.”
Colburn called on the Commerce Department to put the NOAA staff back on the job, warning that Russian fishermen could plunder the Bering Sea fishery while American boats sit idle.
“I feel like we’re putting the Russians to work and American fishermen out of work,” Colburn said.