As the blue king crab population crashes, fishermen on St. Paul Island face more restrictions to reduce bycatch. But the rules to protect the crab also make it difficult to do research on the species.
After Preliminary tests, AP&T believes it can save money by using a blend of diesel and liquefied natural gas for fuel to produce electricity. AP&T officials hope to try the approach in the future. They say it won’t be feasible until the price of diesel rises and the cost to transport LNG goes down.