State pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

State officials have paused all use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while reviewing six cases of severe blood clots following vaccinations.

Peter Pan Seafood builds management team

Three months after acquisition of Peter Pan Seafood Co., the new owners are continuing to build their management team, most recently for leadership in sales and plant management.

ACAT’s Vi Waghiyi named to White House council

Vi Waghiyi, environmental health and justice program director for Alaska Community Action on Toxics, has been named to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

$19M contract for Ketchikan port goes to Ahtna

An $18.7 million sole source contract to revitalize the port at Ketchikan so that the NOAA survey ship Fairweather can be housed there has been awarded to Ahtna Infrastructure & Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of the Alaska Native regional corporation Ahtna Inc.

Changing environment may be to blame for reduced fish populations

A new study aimed at determining how best to boost recovery of Atlantic cod has researchers pondering whether ongoing fishing and environmental changes, rather than evolution, are behind failed recovery of many stressed fish populations.

Northern Edge begins May 3

Northern Edge, the biennial U.S. Indo-Pacific Command joint exercise in the far north, will be back in the Gulf of Alaska May 3-14, and for now, at least, military officials are keeping details under wraps.
Anchorage Municipal Assembly member Forrest Dunbar addresses constituents. Oct. 6, Dunbar became the first candidate to register for the 2021 Anchorage mayoral election. Photo courtesy of Joshua Corbett

Anchorage mayoral race could be decided in runoff election

Forrest Dunbar, a current city assembly member, led with 3,701 votes, or 35% of the votes counted. David Bronson was second with 3,116, or 30%.

Role of sonar uncertain in deaths of 8 whales

Federal fisheries scientists are still trying to determine what caused the deaths of eight stranded female Stejneger’s beaked whales off Adak Island in the Aleutians in the summer of 2018.

Peter Pan Seafood announces leadership changes

A long-time executive of Peter Pan Seafood has transitioned to a senior advisory role and the vertically integrated company, under new ownership since January, has added two industry veterans to its top management team.

Alaska Sea Grant event features shellfish, seaweed farms

Visits to seaweed and oyster farms and a presentation by an Alaska shellfish farmer are on tap at the virtual Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Festival for four evenings in mid-May.



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