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NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

The National Marine Fisheries Service is prepared to loosen controversial limits on commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

The 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

The head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Tribes push to restore salmon to upper Columbia River

Tribes push to restore salmon to upper Columbia River

Tribes, scientists and policymakers from both sides of the border are meeting to figure out how to restore Columbia River fish to their historical range.

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutes

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutes

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery had its third opening Wednesday, concentrated in the waters just south of downtown.

Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’

Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’

With the herring spawn starting in Sitka Sound, the Fish & Game is quickly developing plans for a third commercial seine opening — possibly today.

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatchery

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatchery

Fish and Game would be rebuilding the Crystal Lake hatchery facility destroyed in a fire earlier this month.

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Five fishing boats each from Sitka and Homer are carrying electronic monitoring equipment as part of a pilot program.

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season opener

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season opener

The Sitka herring fishery had its first opening yesterday afternoon.

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents have started a letter writing campaign to urge the state to reconstruct the Crystal Lake hatchery facilities destroyed by fire earlier this month.

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