ILLEGAL CRAB - Illegal fishing threatens collapse

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund says crab stocks in the Russian Far East are at risk of collapse because of overharvest from illegal [...]

CDFU backs Begich in U.S. Senate race

Cordova District Fishermen United has endorsed Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, for re-election to the U.S. Senate, citing his advocacy for fisheries as [...]

ACCESS TO THE POLLS - Online voting is an option

Registered voters in Alaska who are unable to exercise their right to vote in person on Nov. 4 have the option of voting by absentee ballot or [...]

BEYOND THE PLATE - New category added to Alaska's Seafood Symphony

Consumer-ready products made with parts of seafood typically deemed fish waste, or a by-product of primary processing will compete in the 22nd annual [...]

Perils of high seas captured in Atcheson's book

Veterans of Alaska's commercial fishing industry will shudder and remember, while those who have never experienced the perils of harvesting on the [...]

FISHERIES DEBATE - Mining issues tackled by Senate candidates

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is clear on his stand on the Pebble mine issue, that it is the wrong mine in the wrong place, while his Republican [...]

CRAB QUOTAS - Tanner, red king crab quotas get big boost

State fisheries biologists have set the total allowable catch for tanner crab at 8,480,000 pounds in the eastern sector and 6,625,000 pounds in the [...]

WATER POWER - Susitna hydropower study draws criticism

Federal fisheries officials have identified numerous flaws in data collection and analysis included in the initial study report prepared by the Alaska [...]


On Sunday, September 21st, the People's Climate March began. It is being described as the world's largest ever demonstration on climate change, and [...]

Mask that inspired Seahawks logo to go on exhibit

The University of Maine's Hudson Museum has agreed to loan an iconic Northwest Native artifact to Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and [...]


Gov. Sean Parnell says the state will intervene in lawsuits to halt the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island, a move Parnell says is in [...]

SILVER CATCH - Coho catch lifts PWS salmon harvest total

Commercial fishermen in Prince William Sound caught another 142,000 silver salmon over the seven-day period ended Sept. 15, lifting the preliminary [...]

Body of missing fisherman found

According to a statement from Alaska State Troopers, on 9-16-14, the USCG notified the Alaska Wildlife Troopers that they were searching for a man [...]

WHAT NEXT? EPA extends deadline on latest Pebble decision

Faced with thousands of comments received on a proposed determination to act under the Clean Water Act regarding the Pebble mine, the U.S. [...]

SETTLEMENT - EPA, UniSea settle on Clean Air Act violations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said Sept. 17 they have settled with the Alaska seafood processor Unisea Inc. for alleged violations of [...]


The Copper River Highway reopened today following a two-day closure by the Alaska Department of Transportation. Heavy rains over the weekend forced [...]

CLIMATE CHANGER - New Audubon study reveals climate change effects on many bird species

A new study released this week by the National Audubon Society reveals a comprehensive look at how climate change is projected to affect bird species [...]

FISHERIES DEBATE - Senate, House candidates coming to Kodiak to talk fish

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, who twice declined to participate in the 2014 Kodiak fisheries debate for congressional candidates, has [...]

Police seeking motorist who picked up hitchhikers following homicide

Anchorage Police are seeking assistance in locating a motorist who picked up hitchhikers following the homicide of Christopher Fulton, Jr. On [...]

STILL HARVESTING - Alaska's salmon catch tops 148 million fish

Preliminary updates from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show that the Alaska commercial salmon harvest reached 148,116,000 fish by Sept. 9, [...]