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Swanton appointed deputy commissioner of Fish and Game

Charles Swanton will lead the department on Pacific salmon issues.

Aleutian Islands nominated as National Marine Sanctuary

Aleutian Islands nominated as National Marine SanctuaryThe waters around the Aleutian Islands support a dizzying range of wildlife -- and major industries right along with it. Right now, the government’s job is to help find a balance.

Major investor backs out of Tulsequah Chief Mine project

Major investor backs out of Tulsequah Chief Mine projectChieftain Metals Corp. says it will use a bridge loan to repay a $10 million advance from Denver-based Royal Gold.

Dungy crab bring $15 million at the docks

Dungy crab bring $15 million at the docksCommercial crabbers this fall added another one million pounds of Dungeness crab to a better than average season.

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas development

Obama makes Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas developmentThe president’s announcement is being celebrated in Dillingham.

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitat

Study: Climate change hurting salmon habitatScientists know climate change is altering rain and snowfall patterns in the Tongass National Forest. A new study details how that could affect salmon and suggests what can be done.

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regs

Congress gives fishermen 3-year reprieve from EPA regsIf the moratorium hadn’t passed, Alaska’s fishing fleet would have had to comply with new regulations the industry claims are unworkable.

Koreans send aircraft, vessel for Bering Sea search

Koreans send aircraft, vessel for Bering Sea searchSeven crew have been rescued from Oryong 501 sinking Nov. 3. 27 bodies were recovered, and 26 are still missing.

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine rivers

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine riversThere will likely not be enough King salmon for commercial fisheries near the Stikine and Taku Rivers next May.

Hoonah Sound herring-spawn fishery to close for a second year

Hoonah Sound herring-spawn fishery to close for a second yearThe herring spawn-on-kelp fishery in Hoonah Sound will remain closed in the 2015 season — for the second year in a row.