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Walker announces five fish, game board appointments

Gov. Bill Walker has announced three appointments to the Alaska Board of Fisheries and two to the Alaska Board of Game, all of which are subject to [...]

IPHC boosts catch limits to 29.89 million pounds

While the health of Pacific halibut stocks continues to be of concern, the good news the catch limits are up overall, boosting the spirits of [...]

GE salmon await labeling guidelines

Genetically engineered salmon, approved by federal regulators just months ago, are off the table for now in interstate commerce. The U.S. Food and [...]

Capitol Report

Hello from Juneau. The second session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature is underway and a lot of work awaits lawmakers between now and adjournment. [...]

Symphony of Seafood entries are ready to eat, wear

Salmon, pollock, cod, halibut and herring retail and food service entries will share the spotlight at the 2016 Symphony of Seafood with seafood [...]

Outgoing Anchorage District Assemblyman Paul Honeman endorses Dunbar for seat

Although the race between Cordova\'s Forrest Dunbar and U.S. Representative Don Young didn\'t quite turn out the way Dunbar and his multitude of [...]

Salmon forecast

Forecasts for the Copper River sockeye salmon run released on Jan. 22 by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Cordova office predict a run of [...]

Senate labor and commerce gets ASMI update

Senators in the state Senate's Labor and Commerce Committee got an update on the first day of the new legislative session Jan. 19 on the past year's [...]

Will Fast Ferry Chenega make the cut?

Alaska State Senator Peter A. Micciche, District O, R-Soldotna, and Captain John Falvey, General Manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, Dept. of [...]

No bias found in EPA's Bristol Bay study

A new federal report says that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed no bias in its study of potential adverse effects of large-scale [...]

AMHS releases its' summer 2016 schedule

The summer 2016 schedule for the Alaska Marine Highway System is out, coinciding with implementation of the state\'s new reservations and manifest [...]

GETTING OUT THE VOTE

Organizers of the PFD Voter Registration ballot initiative say they have collected more than 42,000 signatures to put the matter on the ballot in [...]

Seabird die-off in Prince William Sound

Common murre are a seabird normally found in deep marine waters. This winter, however, they have been observed regularly in the Cordova harbor and [...]

Proposed USFWS rule would affect wildlife refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to clarify that predator control is not allowed on national wildlife refuges in [...]

Former Cordova mayor dies in Norway

Former Cordova Mayor Erling Johansen, 59, died on Christmas Eve while vacationing with his family in Overhalla, Norway. Johansen, who suffered from [...]

Budget crisis prompts state hiring, travel restrictions

Gov. Bill Walker has put a hiring freeze and travel restrictions into effect for state employees, as part of the administration's ongoing effort to [...]

ESSAY CONTEST

Young Alaskans in grades 6 through 12 are eligible to compete through March 15 in a contest to name two Alaska Class ferries under construction in [...]

Bid deadline is Jan. 7 for test fishery

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is soliciting bids to contract a vessel for a test fishery to harvest up to 900,000 pounds of pollock in Prince [...]

Alaska Supreme Court rules for set netters

Judges on the Alaska Supreme Court have reversed a lower court ruling, blocking an initiative to ban commercial set net harvesting from going to the [...]

New minimum wage effective

Alaska's minimum wage jumps up $1 to $9.75 an hour on Jan. 1. For an Alaskan who works full time at minimum wage, the increase will result in [...]