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Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirements

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirementsAll shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cuts

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cutsSealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first two parcels to be cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.

Obama withdraws 9.8m acres of Arctic Ocean

Obama withdraws 9.8m acres of Arctic OceanPresident Obama is withdrawing 9.8 million acres of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas from future oil and gas lease sales.

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleet

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleetAlaska’s Board of Fish this month for the most part voted down proposed closures for commercial Dungeness crabbing around Southeast.

Juneau hosts Innovation Summit

Juneau hosts Innovation SummitMore than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit.

Delta to add year-round competition in Juneau, Fairbanks

Delta to add year-round competition in Juneau, Fairbanks"It’s, quite frankly, a place that needs some competition so we’re ready to step in and be able to provide that," says Delta Vice President Mike Medeiros.

Task force offers plan to entice more federal research jobs to Juneau

Task force offers plan to entice more federal research jobs to JuneauAbout 75 percent of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s nearly 340 employees are based in Seattle and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.

Science societies oppose old-growth logging

Science societies oppose old-growth loggingMore scientists have joined a campaign to stop old-growth logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impact

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impactReducing bycatch has been a hot topic in the pollock trawl industry.

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadline

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadlineMembers of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.