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Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmon

Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmonGov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy $37 million of canned pink salmon to ease a glut weighing down prices for Alaska fishermen.

Watch the sockeye come up Steep Creek

Watch the sockeye come up Steep CreekU.S. Forest Service fish cam near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is back online

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forward

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forwardA superior court judge has ruled in favor of an initiative to ban commercial set netting for salmon in urban areas.

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approvalCanadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.

More fish added to unrestricted consumption list

More fish added to unrestricted consumption listThe state health department has added more fish species to the "unrestricted consumption list."

Japanese fishermen visit Alaska for ideas on sustainability

Japanese fishermen visit Alaska for ideas on sustainability"In Japan, 98 percent of our rivers are dammed and we have scarcity of wild salmon population," Shunji Murakami says.

Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Seiner engine room floods, USCG respondsA six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFest

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFestVolunteers are learning how to shuck bivalves in preparation for the Third Annual OysterFest this weekend.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.
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