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10/12/03 crab NWS::  Crabber Steve Maher,  of Vashon Island, Wash. (front center) and Jeff Rhodes from Albuquerque, NM. (right rear), shift pots around on the F/V Western Mariner, based out of Seattle, Wash. while Chris Hansen, from Seattle, WAsh. (back) runs the crane in Dutch Harbor, AK.  The crew is getting the boat ready to go red king crab fishing in the Bristol Bay by stacking 139  7 X 7 foot crab pots on the back deck.  The season opens on October 15, 2003 and may be one of the last where the fishermen can fish without quotas.