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Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’

Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’With the herring spawn starting in Sitka Sound, the Fish & Game is quickly developing plans for a third commercial seine opening — possibly today.

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatchery

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatcheryFish and Game would be rebuilding the Crystal Lake hatchery facility destroyed in a fire earlier this month.

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season opener

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season openerThe Sitka herring fishery had its first opening yesterday afternoon.

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuildPetersburg residents have started a letter writing campaign to urge the state to reconstruct the Crystal Lake hatchery facilities destroyed by fire earlier this month.

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as Thursday

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as ThursdayThe multi-million dollar Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery could open as early as the end of this week.

Southeast sees record tanner crab harvest

Southeast sees record tanner crab harvestSoutheast Alaska commercial crab boats caught around 1.25 million pounds of Tanner crab last month, the biggest catch in over a decade.

While FDA Mulls Genetically Modified Salmon, Supermarkets Back Away

While FDA Mulls Genetically Modified Salmon, Supermarkets Back AwayThe head of the FDA told a U.S. Senate committee today her agency is still working on its review of an application to produce a genetically modified salmon.

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing ban

Five nations tentatively agree to arctic fishing banThe United States and four other Arctic nations have tentatively agreed to prevent commercial fishing in the high Arctic.

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fire

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fireFire destroyed a salmon incubation building and over a million eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery on Mitkof Island south of Petersburg early Tuesday morning.

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary dispute

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary disputeLocal Boundary Commission already considered Juneau issues during review of Petersburg Borough's petition