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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.

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as Thursday

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as Thursday

The multi-million dollar Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery could open as early as the end of this week.

Southeast sees record tanner crab harvest

Southeast sees record tanner crab harvest

Southeast Alaska commercial crab boats caught around 1.25 million pounds of Tanner crab last month, the biggest catch in over a decade.

While FDA Mulls Genetically Modified Salmon, Supermarkets Back Away

While FDA Mulls Genetically Modified Salmon, Supermarkets Back Away

The head of the FDA told a U.S. Senate committee today her agency is still working on its review of an application to produce a genetically modified salmon.

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

The United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fire

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed a salmon incubation building and over a million eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery on Mitkof Island south of Petersburg early Tuesday morning.

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary dispute

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary dispute

Local Boundary Commission already considered Juneau issues during review of Petersburg Borough’s petition

Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 1976 law that governs fishing in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and other federal waters, is up for reauthorization in Congress.

Alaska gets $21 million in federal disaster funds

Poor king salmon returns in three regions are pulling in $21 million in disaster-relief funds for the state.