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Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fish

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fishIt’s been just over two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

King salmon trolling ends on slow note

King salmon trolling ends on slow noteAfter an unprecedented two extensions, the summer king salmon season for trollers in Southeast is over.

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing nets

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing netsA new recycling initiative aims to curb illegal dumping of fishing nets in Wrangell, and send the old nets to Slovenia to be melted down for re-use.

Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer program

Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer programThe observer program is not going away. Instead, the court’s action may compel NOAA to find a way to remodel it, which is what the small-boat fleet has wanted.

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery It is the first time in roughly eight years that escapement goals lined out in a treaty between Alaska and Canada have been met.

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projectsA dam failure at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some tribal governments strongly support development.

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chums

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chumsThis year’s pink salmon catch is only a fraction of last year’s record setting harvest of 89 million.

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industry

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industryAlaska's seafood industry is getting caught in the middle of a power struggle between Russia and western nations.

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’

Early tests show B.C. tailings spill water ‘safe’British Columbia’s Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe.

State plans appeal of setnet court ruling

State plans appeal of setnet court rulingThe state of Alaska is planning to appeal a recent Superior Court ruling that could permit a 2016 ballot initiative proposing a setnet fishing ban in urban areas, primarily Cook Inlet.
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