Fishermen, their family, and friends turn out each spring to commemorate those who have perished while working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In what has become an annual spring tradition on the Juneau waterfront, they gathered Saturday morning for the reading of names added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial and to offer blessings for those heading out this season.
- The United Fishermen of Alaska is working on a project to figure out what issues the salmon fleet is concerned about – and how to reach them.
- In its most recent draft, the Juneau Assembly added gender expression as a protected class in its proposed Equal Rights Ordinance.
- The commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.