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Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer program

Court orders a second look at controversial fish observer programThe observer program is not going away. Instead, the court’s action may compel NOAA to find a way to remodel it, which is what the small-boat fleet has wanted.

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery

Alaska exceeds Canadian chinook escapement goal, decline remains a mystery It is the first time in roughly eight years that escapement goals lined out in a treaty between Alaska and Canada have been met.

State has no plans or funds to replace steel float in Gustavus

State has no plans or funds to replace steel float in Gustavus"It is our hope to bring that float back to the harbor, but nothing is certain," says DOT's Kirk Miller.

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projectsA dam failure at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some tribal governments strongly support development.

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chums

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chumsThis year’s pink salmon catch is only a fraction of last year’s record setting harvest of 89 million.

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challenges

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challengesSoutheast Alaska is seeing a rising demand for fresh, locally produced food.

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industry

Russia’s import ban hits Alaskan seafood industryAlaska's seafood industry is getting caught in the middle of a power struggle between Russia and western nations.

Permanent Fund tops $50B threshold

Officials transferred twice as much money for this year's annual PFD payment than they did last year.

EPA plans Alaska meetings on proposed restrictions

EPA plans Alaska meetings on proposed restrictionsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting public meetings in Alaska on proposed restrictions for development of the Pebble Mine.

Alaska Dispatch News to open Bureau in Bethel

Alaska Dispatch News to open Bureau in BethelThe Managing Editor of the Alaska Dispatch News says a Western Alaska Bureau should be up and running by the end of the month.