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'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects

'Deadliest Catch' star testifies before Congress on shutdown effects

Among the far-reaching effects of the ongoing government shutdown is the lack of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is about to put a major crimp in the Alaskan fishing industry. The problem is so great that it's even being felt by reality TV star Keith Colburn, who catches crabs off Alaska's coast on the Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch." According to CNN, Colburn testified before members of the Senate Commerce Committee on Friday to urge them to have the currently furloughed staffers return to work so they could assign quotas before the start of Alaskan fishing season next week. The quotas prevent the seas from being...

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