There are some exceptions; generally, a captain won’t be held liable if the crew member exhibits “willful misbehavior” – drinking heavily, for example – or if the worker conceals a pre-existing condition, like a back injury from a previous job. But one Dillingham attorney says there have been many odd cases that may strike fear in boat owners.Read More
Area biologists don’t know why the runs fluctuate so much. But they’re trying to bolster research to understand the traditionally important fish a little better.Read More
With warming ocean temperatures, the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning can linger all year-round, and Alaska has only one Food and Drug Administration certified laboratory to test shellfish. There are no labs to protect those digging for their dinner, but that may soon change.Read More
Imagine a king crab, living the good life. He’s minding his own business, happily scavenging the bottom of the ocean for food with his fellow crabs, when all of a sudden he’s attacked and infected. The infection eventually castrates him and takes over his body.Read More
It became clear that the largest stumbling block is how much and how quickly to scale back tax credits for the oil and gas industry.Read More
The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker’s attempts to fill seats on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries.
A joint session of the House … more
If Emmonak is granted or loaned the requested $750,000, Moore said the city will rebuild critical infrastructure before the upcoming fishing season.Read More