King crab season threatened by government shutdown

SEATTLE - The government shutdown could also have a big impact on the crabbing industry.

The Alaska king crab season is set to start soon, but all the fishing boats will have to stay docked because the government must sign off on permits and quotas.

Fisherman stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars unless lawmakers make a compromise.

The Alaskan crab season only lasts about a month, so every day docked is money being thrown away.