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PSP: With new lab, STA takes a gamble on shellfish testing

PSP: With new lab, STA takes a gamble on shellfish testingDespite the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning — or PSP — Southeast Alaska has a robust dive fishery that includes geoduck clams.

DOT considers cutting Sitka Airport hours

DOT considers cutting Sitka Airport hoursThe state Department of Transportation has told city officials that budget cuts may mean shorter hours for Sitka’s Rocky Gutierrez Airport.

Transboundary mine measure before state House

Transboundary mine measure before state HouseThree Southeast representatives want their colleagues to sign on to a campaign to protect the region’s fisheries from British Columbia mines.

First two VPSOs graduate from firearm training

First two VPSOs graduate from firearm trainingTwo Village Public Safety Officers graduated from firearm training on Friday, becoming the first officers in the 40-year history of the program to be armed.

Former Sen. Kookesh takes subsistence violation to state’s high court

Former Sen. Kookesh takes subsistence violation to state’s high courtFormer state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends are contesting the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s authority to unilaterally set subsistence bag limits.

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect service

Update: Fast ferry engine damage could affect serviceOne of the Alaska Marine Highway’s new ferry engines is down. That could affect service in Southeast and Prince William Sound.

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslide

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslideA devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an interesting discovery — evidence of early human occupation.

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation dispute

Lowly no more, chum salmon center stage in allocation disputeSoutheast trollers want to see an increase in their share of hatchery-produced chum salmon.

Board of Fish meets in Sitka today

Board of Fish meets in Sitka todayOn the agenda for the board are 107 proposals for changes in management to Southeast Alaska’s herring, salmon, and groundfish fisheries.

Quake shakes Southeast coast

Quake shakes Southeast coastShaker with preliminary magnitude of 4.4 was centered about 78 miles southwest of Haines.
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