Anchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she's not out to destroy the agency.
"The department believes that we could make this work without service degradation to commercial fishermen," says ADF&G's Kevin Brooks.
Alaska Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing fishing in federal waters.
The federal government can once again continue processing H-2b visas, the program that traditionally allows foreign roe technicians to work in Alaska seafood plants.
Earl Stewart will take over as Tongass forest supervisor in May. He's moving up from Arizona, where he’s in charge of the Coconino National Forest.
The state’s first shrimp plant started there in 1916, but the market ceased being profitable and the last plant closed down ten years ago.
The Board also rejected the proposed ban on spotter planes.
Southeast trollers want to see an increase in their share of hatchery-produced chum salmon.
A new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.
This news was delivered to the Alaska Board of Fisheries as their spring meeting opened in Sitka Monday afternoon.