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Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Y-K Delta residents struggle to put up fish

Y-K Delta residents struggle to put up fishFishing restrictions this year have hit many families hard.

Hatchery chum salmon forecast close to 2013 levels

Hatchery chum salmon forecast close to 2013 levelsThe first returns of hatchery chum salmon are showing up in fishing nets in Southeast Alaska this month.

Hatchery in Kake closing June 30th

Hatchery in Kake closing June 30thA hatchery in the Southeast community of Kake is closing its doors this month and has released its final chum, pink and coho salmon.

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firsts

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firstsFor 32 communities inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, enforcement is being carried out not by the state, but by the federal officers.

U.S. Senators work to allow foreign students back in fish plants

In Congress yesterday, a bill that would allow foreign students to work in Alaska fish processing plants cleared a major committee.

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings near

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings nearFour weeks into salmon fishing restrictions, the atmosphere along the Kuskokwim River is tense.

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meeting

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meetingSome subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.

Federal fisheries money heads to Senate

Federal fisheries money heads to SenateThe U.S. Senate is poised to pass a spending bill that includes more than $150 million for federal programs important to Alaska’s fishing industry and marine navigation.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau gets new leadership

Coast Guard Sector Juneau gets new leadershipCapt. Shannan Greene took over for Capt. Scott Bornemann at a ceremony Friday at Centennial Hall