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  • A federal judge has ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment for the revised marine observer program that was implemented in 2013.No immediate changes to the program will be made, but Judge Russel Holland found that NMFS did not account for whe...

    Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:06pm
  • TURNAGAIN ARM — What is the quintessential Alaska food? Juneau resident Marc Wheeler would like it to be rhubarb sherbet, available at most cruise ship docks in Southeast Alaska. Wheeler won the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.’s Pitch-on-a-Train event July 31 with a plan to expand his ice c...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:11pm
  • The state of Alaska will appeal a state Superior Court   that would permit a ballot initiative that could ban setnets in certain parts of the state. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in 2013 seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in ur...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00am
  • ANCHORAGE — Voters could be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made July 23. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in November seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the ...

    Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:55pm
  • ANCHORAGE — Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made Wednesday. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot initiative petition in November seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of...

    Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:26am
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service is working to improve its data on the impacts of recreational fishing. The agency recently announced corrections to its “Fisheries Economics of the United States 2012” report. The report, which was released this spring, aims to compare recreational and comme...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:00am
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions. The agency, or NMFS, has released four draft goals for a new national saltwater recreational fisheries policy. An October hearing is plan...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:00am
  • ANCHORAGE — Next summer, there’ll be a new ship docking in Dutch Harbor and Nome on its way to the Arctic. But first, the research vessel Sikuliaq is headed to Honolulu for its inaugural research cruises. This summer, the 261-foot oceanographic research vessel will make its way from the Great La...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:11am
  • ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon fisheries. The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, or CIFF, sued the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in July 2013, asserting that fisheries managers did not follow C...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:51am
  • ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United Cook Inlet Drift Association and Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund, who brought the lawsuit forward in February 2013, want federal oversight ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:50am

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