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U.S. Senators work to allow foreign students back in fish plants

In Congress yesterday, a bill that would allow foreign students to work in Alaska fish processing plants cleared a major committee.

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings near

Anxiety and threats on the Kuskokwim as first salmon gillnet openings nearFour weeks into salmon fishing restrictions, the atmosphere along the Kuskokwim River is tense.

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meeting

Subsistence users criticize miners, regulators at Nome meetingSome subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.

Federal fisheries money heads to Senate

Federal fisheries money heads to SenateThe U.S. Senate is poised to pass a spending bill that includes more than $150 million for federal programs important to Alaska’s fishing industry and marine navigation.

Coast Guard Sector Juneau gets new leadership

Coast Guard Sector Juneau gets new leadershipCapt. Shannan Greene took over for Capt. Scott Bornemann at a ceremony Friday at Centennial Hall

Wrangell’s new boat lift is the biggest in Southeast

Wrangell’s new boat lift is the biggest in SoutheastWrangell’s new boat lift means more big ships can be repaired without leaving the region.

Committee moves bill updating Magnuson-Stevens Act

Committee moves bill updating Magnuson-Stevens ActThe U.S. House Natural Resources Committee yesterday moved a bill to update the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the primary fisheries law in federal waters.

Plans underway to restore burned hatchery

Plans underway to restore burned hatcheryThe operator of a salmon hatchery near Petersburg says it is moving forward with plans to rebuild the portion of the facility destroyed by fire in March.

NMFS nears new Steller sea lion restrictions

NMFS nears new Steller sea lion restrictionsNMFS came out in favor of allowing more fishing in its environmental impact statement released Friday morning.

Alaska farmers eligible for USDA transportation help

Alaska farmers eligible for USDA transportation helpStarting July 21, Alaska farmers can sign up for the US Department of Agriculture’s Reimbursement Transportation Cost Payment Program.