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OCEAN FARMING - AFDF plans introduces mariculture initiative

A move to develop mariculture through the creation of partnerships and strategic planning, has been announced by the Alaska Fisheries Development [...]

Regulatory Fairness Act meets with opposition

Proposed federal legislation that would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to limit authority of the Environmental Protection Agency drew [...]

Cordova hires new Director of Public Works

Cordova's new Director of Public Works, Rich Rogers, says it's the history, and the fish, that attracted him to Cordova. Rogers who also holds the [...]

Dunbar picks up endorsements

Forrest Dunbar, a Democratic candidate running against Don Young for Alaska\'s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his first two [...]

Senate moves to halt curb piracy

A treaty to curb fish piracy is among four international treaties approved in early April in a bipartisan effort in the U.S. Senate hailed by [...]

Coast Guard finds Shell at fault over Kulluk

A 152-page investigative report on the grounding of the Kulluk oil-drilling rig near Kodiak Island on Dec. 31, 2012 details a number of problems that [...]

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

Legislation moving through the Alaska House to make the 20 Native languages spoken in the state official languages so far has 20 sponsors in that [...]

Cordova takes center court

Cordova Chamber of Commerce took center court at the 2014 annual Great Alaska Sportsman Show. The four-day show draws sell out crowds of people [...]

WATER PERMITS: Legislation would limit EPA role in water permits

Legislation now under consideration in the U.S. Senate would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from preemptively or retroactively vetoing a [...]

PEBBLE UPDATE: Rio Tinto pulls out of polemic mine project

Global mining giant Rio Tinto is bailing out of the controversial Pebble mine project in Southwest Alaska, and donating its 19.1 percent share in the [...]

CHINOOK BOOST: Southeast Alaska king salmon quota increases

An all-gear harvest quota of 439,400 Pacific treaty salmon for Southeast Alaska, an increase of 263,400 fish over a year ago, was announced April 1 by [...]

House passed $8.7 billion USCG bill

Legislation authorizing $8.7 billion in discretionary funding for U.S. Coast Guard operations, acquisitions and research in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 [...]

Somewhere beyond the sea

Flying over the Copper River Delta on a recent sunny day, one can hardly imagine a more beautiful or remote place on earth. With scarce snow cover, [...]

25 years later, Exxon is still in court over spill

Twenty-five years after the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, spilling more than 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, the [...]

Moving closer to the land

Flying across Prince William Sound on a crystal clear day earlier this week, Robert Skorkowsky gazed down upon a sparkling blue sea and the nearly [...]

In battle over King Cove Road, both sides stand firm

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was asked again March 25 to reconsider her decision in opposition to a land exchange that could clear the way for a [...]

Lights, cameras, ROV's? Students participate in mock oil spill clean up

Check out what is happening NEW this year with the Prince William Sound Science Center\'s sixth grade Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) program on [...]

EVOS 25: Never forgetting

Sometimes the confluence of events in life is remarkably odd. Last week I found myself juggling working on public testimony for a Senate Resources [...]

ARCTIC POLICY: Alaska wants bigger voice on Arctic Council

Alaska legislators are seeking a bigger say in the state's priorities when the United States becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015, and a voice [...]

ARCTIC STRATEGY: Military brass told Arctic strategy critical

Given rising tensions between the U.S. and Russia, plus an increasingly open Arctic, it is important to have a strong, credible military presence in [...]