Home » Archives by category » Economy » Fisheries (Page 5)

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.

Update: Auke Bay harbor seal pup taken to Alaska SeaLife Center

Update: Auke Bay harbor seal pup taken to Alaska SeaLife CenterOfficials were worried for the pup's safety with increased activity expected in the Auke Bay area over Memorial Day weekend.

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmon

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmonA U.S. Senate panel yesterday moved to require labeling for genetically modified salmon, if it’s approved for sale in this country.

Kuskokwim Working Group grapples with fishwheels, threatened weirs, and confusion

Kuskokwim Working Group grapples with fishwheels, threatened weirs, and confusionNew rules make managing a precarious king salmon run along 700 miles of river will be anything but simple.