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When Crab Was King: The Rise and Fall of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery

A Year-long radio project of the Kodiak Maritime Museum

They Stayed Alive if You Took Care of Them (Episode 4 Runs May 25-31)

Crab must be kept alive until they are processed. You can't freeze them until they've been cooked. Back in the early decades of crabbing fishermen didn't have water recirculating tanks to hold the crab, like they do now.

Patty Mullen explains how they kept the crab alive until they were prcessessed. They built live boxes that floated in the water beside the boat.

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