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SENTENCED- Shipping company fined $800,000 for dumping oil

A German firm was sentenced in Anchorage ton May 26 to pay $800,000 in fines and community service payments for intentionally discharging 4,500 [...]

ERIN'S LAW: AN OVERDUE OUNCE OF PREVENTION

We were lucky, my sister and I. As kids we were inseparable and had that built-in buddy system not all kids have. Still, we had some close calls.  Our [...]

Copper River shines from the dock to Denali

As fishermen delivered their opening catch of the season last week, the cameras were rolling, including a video team following the first fish from the [...]

2014 North Pacific salmon harvest showed big increase

Harvest figures compiled by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission say preliminary North Pacific-wide total salmon catches for 2014 added up to [...]

Bill backs six icebreakers for Coast Guard

Legislation to construct up to six heavy icebreakers, to be designed and operated by the Coast Guard in the Arctic, was introduced in the U.S. Senate [...]

NSEDC profits benefit 15 Norton Sound communities

Profits from the community development quota entity representing 15 communities in the Bering Strait region of Northwest Alaska have paid nearly $1.5 [...]

Not so says Alaskan Command

Alaskan Command says it wishes to clarify misperceptions regarding the upcoming Northern Edge trainings in the Gulf of Alaska. "The greatest [...]

MSC urges mediation over certification squabble

Find a mediator and continue the dialogue! That\'s the advice of the Marine Stewardship Council to several major seafood processors seeking to renew [...]

Congressional facilitator to deal with war games

Fishing industry concerns over potential environmental and economic impact of U.S. Navy war games scheduled for June in Prince William Sound have [...]

Governor Walker: Without budget funding, state layoffs will begin July 1st

In a letter to state employees on May 18, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said that the Legislature's inability to pass a fully funded budget before July 1st [...]

LEGAL LABEL

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is renewing her effort to change the legal market name of Alaska-caught pollock simply to "pollock." The change, [...]

Commercial fishermen protest Navy War Games

Over 100 commercial fishing vessels turned out today to raise awareness and speak out against the U.S. Navy\'s upcoming trainings in the Gulf of [...]

Denali wolf population plummets to record low

A Denali National Park staff report saying the park's historic low wolf numbers have be a result of low snowfall is being challenged by a retired [...]

Emmylou Harris headlines Salmonfest 2015

Grammy Award winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will headline three days of fish, love and music this summer, at Salmonfest, also featuring [...]

BC MINES

Concerns over several British Columbia mines planned along transboundary rivers that flow into Southeast Alaska prompted Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott [...]

Protector of Bristol Bay fishery passes

Bobby Andrew, a Bristol Bay fisherman who became a spokesman for protection of the Bristol Bay watershed against potential adverse affects of [...]

PWS harvesters share catch with homeless

A gift of 50 pounds of season first Copper River sockeye salmon for residents of an Anchorage homeless shelter for women and children is earmarked for [...]

HIRING

Alaska Labor Department officials are working with major seafood processors to discuss how to increase Alaska hire for seasonal processing jobs, [...]

FVF Chenega completes sea trials with new engines

"The State of Alaska is pleased to see the repower of the Chenega complete and on time," said Mike Neussl, Alaska Department of [...]

NORTHERN PRIORITIES

Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law House Bill 1, legislation outlining Alaska\'s Arctic policy priorities to promote economic and resource [...]