A state commission approved to petitions for Dillingham and Manokotak to annex land in the Nushagak commercial fishing district against their staff’s recommendations. The annexations will allow the two city’s to tax salmon harvested in the district.
The world’s oceans are becoming more acidic and, like climate change, it’s happening at a faster rate in the far north waters of Alaska. A workshop to be held Wednesday in Anchorage aims to bring together scientists and stakeholders to better understand the threat ocean acidification poses to the state.
For many Alaskans, subsistence is all about salmon. In St. Paul, that isn’t the case. Fur seals and seabirds are the primary subsistence foods in the Pribilof Island community, but the tribal council thinks enhancing a small salmon run on the island could provide food and a lot more.