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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.

Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishing

Judge awards stiff penalties for out-of-season fishingTwo fishermen recently learned that commercial trolling out of season – even by a single day - can be expensive.

Four-day troll closure starts this weekend

Four-day troll closure starts this weekendSoutheast Alaska’s commercial troll fishing fleet will have to stand down for a few days, starting this weekend.

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William Sound

Auriga crew okay after capsizing in Prince William SoundThe crew of a seiner is okay after their fishing vessel capsized in the Prince William Sound earlier this week.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limitWrangell’s new boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska and is expected to boost the former logging town’s growing marine industry. The 300-ton lift last week tested its upper limit.

Southeast commercial troll fleet gets second shot at king salmon

Southeast commercial troll fleet gets second shot at king salmonSoutheast Alaska’s commercial troll fishing fleet will have another crack at king salmon in August even with a big haul from the first Chinook opening in July.

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OK

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OKA controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.