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Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdle

Bill to eliminate Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission clears first hurdleAnchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she's not out to destroy the agency.

Fish and Game says it could absorb CFEC

Fish and Game says it could absorb CFEC"The department believes that we could make this work without service degradation to commercial fishermen," says ADF&G's Kevin Brooks.

Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens Act

Young introduces bill to reauthorize Magnuson-Stevens ActAlaska Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing fishing in federal waters.

Feds OK to process visas for roe technicians

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.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.

New Tongass chief from Southwest U.S.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.

Petersburg processor tries to break into foreign shrimp markets

Petersburg processor tries to break into foreign shrimp marketsThe state’s first shrimp plant started there in 1916, but the market ceased being profitable and the last plant closed down ten years ago.

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of Fish

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of FishThe Board also rejected the proposed ban on spotter planes.

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation dispute

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation disputeSoutheast trollers want to see an increase in their share of hatchery-produced chum salmon.

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visitA 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.

Southeast Alaska king salmon head north in search of cooler waters

Southeast Alaska king salmon head north in search of cooler watersThis news was delivered to the Alaska Board of Fisheries as their spring meeting opened in Sitka Monday afternoon.