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Safety First

Ted Teske of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health was back at ComFish 2015 in Kodiak again in early April, to advocate for safety [...]

Changes coming for salmon bycatch, GOA sablefish fishery

Big changes are in the works to stem the tide of salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery and the growing competition for sablefish in the [...]

Search suspended after pilot's remains found

Coast Guard rescuers suspended their search for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound after his remains were found, officials said [...]

HUNTING, FISHING FEES

Legislation to update certain hunting and fishing licenses for residents and nonresidents passed the Alaska House on April 15 and moved to the Senate [...]

PROTESTING OFFSHORE DRILLING

Royal Dutch Shell PLC filed suit in federal court in Anchorage on April 7, seeking to end a boarding of a drill rig heading for Seattle by six [...]

EPA rulemaking proposal draws divided responses

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposed federal Clean Water Rule, aimed at protecting critical streams and wetlands, drew both criticism and [...]

Don't sink our town!

An unusual event took place earlier this week. There was a traffic jam in town. Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, an estimated 200 Cordovans jammed the [...]

MISSING - Search on for pilot near Perry Island

Coast Guard and Air Force personnel are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince Wililam Sound. The 11th Air Force Rescue [...]

Taxing Income

House Bill 182, introduced in early April by Representatives Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, calls for establishing a state [...]

PROPOSAL DEADLINE

Proposals for changes to statewide regulations pertaining to hunting, trapping and use of game for the Alaska Board of Game 2016 statewide regulations [...]

Port Gravina granite project raises environmental concerns

Chugach Alaska Corp, now in its third year of its Port Gravina granite exploration project, began a core drilling program in early April and plans to [...]

Chuitna River listed among most endangered rivers

American Rivers has named Alaska\'s Chuitna River, which flows from the base of the Alaska Range to its mouth at Cook Inlet, as one of the nation\'s [...]

Whale Abundance

Numbers are up slightly on the population of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales, but it's not a scientifically significant increase, federal [...]

COAST GUARD FORUM

Coast Guard officials will host a public forum on April 10 in Anchorage to discuss recent changes to the standards for restricted operator of [...]

Humpy abundance linked to decline of sockeye salmon

Researchers in Washington State and British Columbia say that their studies show that the growing numbers of North Pacific pink salmon are [...]

WINNING FILM

A short film on red king crab produced and edited by a Kodiak High School student has won an award in the Alaska Ocean Observing System film [...]

MOVE OVER HAMBURGER

Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burgers, featuring jumbo lump, blue and Pacific snow crab, took center stage as the featured item in March at Red Robin [...]

Negative results

Last year between April and August, the Prince William Sound Science Center collected four water samples from the Prince William Sound for the Our [...]

Feds lift suspensions for Chuckchi Sea lease sale

Interior Department officials on March 31 issued a record of decision lifting suspensions on Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease [...]

Salmon powder project scores well in Congo

Wild Alaska salmon in powdered form is being promoted as a vital nutrient to the diets of people in Asian and African countries served by the [...]