Dillingham attorney Jurgen Jensen discussed "Maintenance and Cure under Maritime Law" at the Business of Fish conference, May 6, 2016. (Photo by Hannah Colton/KDLG)

Without insurance, skippers can be on the hook for medical bills

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There are some exceptions; generally, a captain won’t be held liable if the crew member exhibits “willful misbehavior” – drinking heavily, for example – or if the worker conceals a pre-existing condition, like a back injury from a previous job. But one Dillingham attorney says there have been many odd cases that may strike fear in boat owners.
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The lab uses new technology, including the ELISA and receptor binding assay (RBA), to test for the presence of toxins in shellfish, without resorting to live mice. (Emily Kwong/KCAW)

Sitka Tribe opens biotoxin lab to monitor PSP

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With warming ocean temperatures, the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning can linger all year-round, and Alaska has only one Food and Drug Administration certified laboratory to test shellfish. There are no labs to protect those digging for their dinner, but that may soon change.
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