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Perhaps the most famous crab boat captain in America — in the spotlight because of his recurring role in the “Deadliest Catch” cable TV reality show — has taken a public stand against the proposed Pebble mine.
Since 2005, Discovery Channel crews have followed Sig Hansen and the crew of his 125-foot vessel, the Northwestern, for the Bering Sea’s dangerous crab seasons.
Now, Hansen and his crew are starring in the print and TV ads against Pebble, a giant copper and gold mineral prospect in Southwest Alaska. The ads, paid for by the Renewable Resources Coalition, an anti-Pebble nonprofit in Anchorage, are already running in some Alaska magazines and are pegged to run on statewide TV later this year.