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Seiner engine room floods, USCG responds

Seiner engine room floods, USCG respondsA six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFest

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFestVolunteers are learning how to shuck bivalves in preparation for the Third Annual OysterFest this weekend.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.

Strong start to season for gillnetters

Strong start to season for gillnettersFor gillnetters in Northern Southeast, the season started off with lots of big, heavy fish and boats from around the region flocking north for a piece of the action.

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingersIn Alaska whale pingers are used to deter whales from running into purse seines and gill nets.

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too early

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too earlyAs the Kuskokwim River king salmon run comes to an end, the Department of Fish and Game is looking toward a commercial chum opening in the lower river Friday.

Fish dump found near trailhead, valley homes

Fish dump found near trailhead, valley homesBiologists tracking bears near Mendenhall Glacier this morning came across a fish dump at the end of Valley Boulevard.

Amalga Harbor seine fishing off to a slow start

Amalga Harbor seine fishing off to a slow startSeiners caught about 100,000 chum salmon. During the same time last year, about 700,000 were caught.

Summer king fishing opens with record hopes

Summer king fishing opens with record hopesIf you’ve noticed a lot of empty slips in Sitka harbors today, there’s a reason for that: Tuesday was the first day of the summer troll opening for king salmon — and Southeast fishermen are looking at a record high target harvest.

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.