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  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine across Cook Inlet that would result in a strip mine through the Chuitna watershed. The mine is being proposed by PacRim, a Delaware corpo...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:06am
  • The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday, a few days later than last year, but the trawl fleet is still fishing with only 30 percent of their 9,600-ton quota caught. Obren Davis,...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:02pm
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and covers cold water survival skills, man overboard recovery, flooding control, firefighting, abandon ship ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 9:56am
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise and well organized, with careful thought to possible actions to achieve success, barriers t...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:04pm
  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:46am
  • Bering Sea halibut fishermen narrowly missed getting a reduction of trawl bycatch at the latest North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting after a tied vote on a petition for emergency action by the state of Alaska. At issue are the drastic cuts being made to the directed hali...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:32pm
  • A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am
  • There may finally be good news on the horizon for halibut fishermen, according to International Pacific Halibut Commission researcher Ian Stewart at IPHC’s interim meeting last week. Stewart said that halibut are still growing more slowly than normal, their “size at age” is still under-perform...

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:13pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:03pm
  • A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western Alaska, and the effects of human interaction. In 1997, National Marine ...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:02pm

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