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Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing labThe Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters.

Kuskokwim River may meet Chinook escapement goal

Unprecedented closures kept fishermen this summer from targeting king salmon in an effort to bring more fish to spawning grounds after several poor runs.

Fish and Game gives trollers more time to fish

Fish and Game gives trollers more time to fishThe Southeast Alaska summer troll fishery is being extended by 10 days, but many fishermen won't take advantage

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.
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