Industry: King Crab

Nine miles off Alaska's Kachemak Bay, Skipper Gene Cameron and his two crewmen maneuvered the 40-ft. Kathy C. along a string of buoys and hauled crab pots, one at a time, from the bottom, 100 ft. below. By day's end, the trawler's tanks were crawling with 6,624 lbs. of Alaskan king crab, which were promptly delivered to a Wakefield Seafoods, Inc., processing plant. Such pickings, by Kathy C. and a fleet of 40 other crabbers, have made Wakefield's founder, Lowell Wakefield, the leader of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. fishing industry....

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