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Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decadeFish and Game expects 44,237 tons of herring to spawn in and around Sitka Sound. That’s the lowest forecast in a decade, and well below the past several years when forecasts have consistently been above 70,000 tons.

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’The bay is already a State of Alaska Critical Habitat Area and a National Estuarine Research Reserve.

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah project

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah projectThe company that’s trying to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine has apparently abandoned plans to build a road to the mine site

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cut

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cutThe seafood industry -- which is Unalaska’s biggest source of minimum wage jobs -- wasn’t expect anything different; they’re factoring in the wage hike as they look cut costs.

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residents

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residentsThe changes should mean a more favorable process for villages and other rural communities that rely on hunting and fishing.

Kuskokwim River may meet Chinook escapement goal

Unprecedented closures kept fishermen this summer from targeting king salmon in an effort to bring more fish to spawning grounds after several poor runs.

Fish and Game gives trollers more time to fish

Fish and Game gives trollers more time to fishThe Southeast Alaska summer troll fishery is being extended by 10 days, but many fishermen won't take advantage

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fish

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fishIt’s been just over two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

King salmon trolling ends on slow note

King salmon trolling ends on slow noteAfter an unprecedented two extensions, the summer king salmon season for trollers in Southeast is over.

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing nets

New recycling program tackles illegal dumping of fishing netsA new recycling initiative aims to curb illegal dumping of fishing nets in Wrangell, and send the old nets to Slovenia to be melted down for re-use.