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Alaska Violence Prevention Pioneer Recognized with National Award

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) announced earlier this week that it is very proud to have nominated Ann Rausch, [...]

SEAFOOD ECONOMICS

A seafood study commissioned by the Alaska Salmon Alliance from the McDowell Group, a Juneau research and consulting firm, confirms the seafood [...]

Emergency Order for Fire

The US Forest Service has issued an emergency order, prohibiting fires on all lands administered by the Chugach National Forest on the Seward and [...]

CHINOOK QUOTA - Alaska trollers angered reduced salmon limit

A decision by the Pacific Salmon Commission to cap this summer\'s Alaska harvest of king salmon at 237,000 fish, down from 440,000 fish a year ago, is [...]

SALMON CERTIFICATE - ASPA withdraws from binding arbitration talks

In an ongoing dispute over who gets covered with a Marine Stewardship Council certificate for Alaska salmon, the Alaska Salmon Processors Association [...]

PROCESSOR SALE

Paine & Partners, a global private equity firm in food and agribusiness, announced June 26 plans to sell Icicle Seafoods to Convergence Holdings Inc. [...]

Yummy Chummies adds new snacks, private label options

When Anchorage attorney Brett Gibson began producing Yummy Chummies salmon treats for dogs 15 years ago, he looked at the business as a way to produce [...]

Statewide harvest of wild salmon reaches 4.3 million and growing

As the Copper River fishery slows, and the harvest in Kodiak, Cook Inlet, the Alaska Peninsula and Bristol Bay picks up speed, the catch has grown to [...]

COST CUTTING

Two divisions within the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development are being consolidated, eliminating duplicative administrative functions [...]

Option offered on construction of King Cove Road

A land transfer option that would provide residents of King Cove with access to medical care via the all weather airport at Cold Bay in emergency [...]

NOAA names three to NPFMC

Saltwater charter captain Andy Mezirow, of Seward, has been appointed and commercial harvesters Dan Hull, of Anchorage and Craig Cross, of Washington [...]

Black Oystercatcher Monitoring in Prince William Sound

"Pwee-EE-EE-EE-EE-EE-EE-EE!" The alarm is sounded as our skiff rounds a ragged corner in Port Chalmers on Montague Island. A black bird with [...]

The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources

The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G) intends to evaluate the acceptability of an oil and gas [...]

Mounting financial challenges seen for KSM mine

A new mining report says an analysis by Toronto-based Seabridge Gold of the economic feasibility of its proposed Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine in [...]

Silver Bay fined for pollution violations

State environmental officials have reached a $75,000 penalty agreement with Silver Bay Seafoods LLC over alleged discharge violations in 2013 related [...]

FISHERY UPDATE - Copper River salmon harvest climbs to 810,000 fish

Commercial harvesters in the Copper River drift fishery harvested an estimated 940,000 wild salmon through June 15, and the overall Prince William [...]

DISASTER DECLARATION - State offers assistance in Sockeye fire

Gov. Bill Walker has declared a state disaster in the growing widespread damage from the Sockeye fire in the Willow area of the Mantanuska [...]

MARINE MAMMAL SLAYINGS

Federal fisheries officials are investigating the deaths of a dozen Steller sea lions on a beach near Cordova. The 10 male and two female sea mammals [...]

Resource management

For the third year in a row, we completed deer pellet transects and didn't wear rain gear more than one day. The sun shone brightly on us as we did [...]

Military delegation travels to Cordova

Discussion surrounding the U.S. military's Northern Edge trainings in the Gulf of Alaska continued last week when a delegation representing Alaskan [...]