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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.

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidification

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidificationCoastal communities in Alaska that depend on fisheries were warned Tuesday to prepare for the impacts of ocean acidification.

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmon

Parnell asks USDA to buy surplus canned pink salmonGov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy $37 million of canned pink salmon to ease a glut weighing down prices for Alaska fishermen.

Watch the sockeye come up Steep Creek

Watch the sockeye come up Steep CreekU.S. Forest Service fish cam near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is back online