OBSERVER PROGRAM - Review of fisheries observer program ordered.

U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland says a restructured federal fisheries observer program may stay in place for now, but that the National Marine [...]

Public hearing on mine - Pebble issue draws large crowd in Anchorage

Fishing, mining, environmental and resource development advocates came out by the dozens on Aug. 12 to tell the Environmental Protection Agency what [...]


The Heney Ridge Trail is closed for the next seven days by order of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Forest [...]

TAILINGS POND DAM - Warnings were issued to mining company

The international consulting group that designed the ill-fated British Columbia tailings pond dam for Mount Polley Mine says they had cautioned the [...]

QUALITY PERFORMANCE - Lynden Transport earns honors for best work

Lynden Transport has earned top honors among Less-than-Truckload carriers in the Western Region in Logistics Management magazine\'s 31st annual Quest [...]

DAM FAILURE - Toxic mine wastes dumped into Fraser River watershed

A tailings dam at a central British Columbia mine site has breached, sending an estimated 14.5 million cubic meters of mine waste into the salmon-rich [...]

TROOPERS SEEK HELP in locating 14-year old runaway

[i][b]UPDATE FROM ALASKA STATE TROOPERS:[/b] 8/8/2014 Update: As of 4:30 p.m., after receiving a tip, Richard was located by Fairbanks Police [...]

CAPSIZED - Fishing vessel capsized near Valdez

A 40-foot fishing vessel homeported in Valdez capsized near Valdez on Aug. 5, I the vicinity of Unakwik Inlet, with some 18,000 pounds of fish on [...]


[i]Update as of 3 p.m.: The USCG confirms that the missing boaters have been found. The Bayliner was later spotted by the helicopter crew near the [...]

ORDER REVERSED - Court orders setnet ballot initiative certified

An Anchorage Superior Court judge has ordered a reversal of a state decision rejecting a proposed ballot initiative aimed at banning commercial set [...]

82 MILLION STRONG - Salmon harvest tops 82 million fish

Commercial harvests of wild Alaska salmon reached some 82,335,000 fish through July 29, including nearly 30 million fish from Prince William [...]

APPOINTED - Parnell appoints former Pebble publicist as fisheries advisor

Former Pebble Limited Partnership public affairs specialist Ben Mohr has been appointed to be Gov. Sean Parnell's new fisheries advisor, replacing [...]

OCEAN CHEMISTRY - PWS among most vulnerable for ocean acidification

A new federal study shows that Prince William Sound is among coastal areas of Alaska facing the highest risk from ocean acidification. The study, [...]

HERRING research hits its stride

Over the past couple years, the juvenile herring population has begun to stabilize. With a robust year-class in 2012, there's even a chance that 2015 [...]

KSM MINE - Canadian prospect worries Southeast fishermen

Canadian government officials have released an environmental assessment which concludes that a proposed mitigation measure for a large open pit mine [...]

PRICES HOLDING - Statewide salmon harvest tops 71 million fish

Statewide commercial harvests of wild salmon rose above 71 million fish on July 22, including nearly 29 million salmon in Bristol Bay, but Copper [...]

MINE LIMITS - EPA proposes restrictions on Pebble project

A proposal issued July 18 by the Environmental Protection Agency would restrict mining activity in the salmon-rich Bristol Bay watershed, where a [...]

CLEAN WATER ACT - House legislation attacks EPA authority

Legislation now before Congress to limit authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict use of a defined area for specific [...]

HARVEST GROWS - Bristol Bay salmon harvest tops 28 million fish

Commercial salmon harvests have topped 28 million fish in Bristol Bay and 23 million fish in Prince William Sound, and the preliminary statewide [...]

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - Effects of melting glaciers are part of PWS research

Ocean scientists who have been studying Prince William Sound for the past five years are hoping to determine by fall the maximum distribution of [...]