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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.

Southeast divers finish up sea cucumber season

Southeast divers finish up sea cucumber seasonSea cucumber season closed in mid-November after the fleet landed a little more than a million pounds of the seafood delicacy.

Experimental pollock seine fishery opens in Cook Inlet

Experimental pollock seine fishery opens in Cook InletBecause seining for pollock hasn’t been done here before, extra precautions are in place to make sure it’s done right.

EPA regs hit fishing industry, unless Congress meets deadline

Federal lawmakers return to Washington this week for the final days of the 113th Congress.

Industry blames pirate fishing as red king prices drop

Industry blames pirate fishing as red king prices dropThe Bering Sea red king crab fleet finished catching 10 million pounds of quota last week -- and they're facing some lackluster prices as the crab goes to market.

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decade

Sitka herring forecast lowest in a decadeFish and Game expects 44,237 tons of herring to spawn in and around Sitka Sound. That’s the lowest forecast in a decade, and well below the past several years when forecasts have consistently been above 70,000 tons.

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’

NOAA designates Kachemak Bay ‘Habitat Focus Area’The bay is already a State of Alaska Critical Habitat Area and a National Estuarine Research Reserve.

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah project

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah projectThe company that’s trying to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine has apparently abandoned plans to build a road to the mine site

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cut

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cutThe seafood industry -- which is Unalaska’s biggest source of minimum wage jobs -- wasn’t expect anything different; they’re factoring in the wage hike as they look cut costs.

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residents

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residentsThe changes should mean a more favorable process for villages and other rural communities that rely on hunting and fishing.