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Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirements

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirementsAll shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleet

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleetAlaska’s Board of Fish this month for the most part voted down proposed closures for commercial Dungeness crabbing around Southeast.

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impact

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impactReducing bycatch has been a hot topic in the pollock trawl industry.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Board of Fisheries chairman resignsAlaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he wouldn’t submit his name to the legislature for reappointment.

Strong king numbers outside Sitka boost winter troll catch

Strong king numbers outside Sitka boost winter troll catchSoutheast Alaska king salmon trollers are having a strong winter season, thanks to good catches on the outer coast outside of Sitka.

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commish

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commishFormer House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.

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.