Alaska State Troopers identified Homer resident Anders Gustafson, executive director of the Renewable Resources Coalition, as the fourth person charged with stealing oysters from a farm in Kachemak Bay.
Federal officials want cruise ships, tour boats and kayaks to stay far away from harbor seals in Alaska’s glacial fjords.
The woman has been identified as 31-year old Amanda Bee of North Pole.
The epicenter was 44 miles south-southwest of Redoubt Volcano on the west side of Cook Inlet, almost due west of Anchor Point, near Pedro Bay.
Oyster theft is not an uncommon crime around Kachemak Bay, an area with more than a dozen mariculture sites dotting its coastline.
On Tuesday, the administration of Anchorage’s new mayor announced a dramatic plan to more than double the city’s capacity for housing the most severely affected population living on the streets. The sudden move isn’t without controversy.
The fire started Sunday evening in Little Jakolof Bay, about 7 miles southwest of Homer on the south side of Kachemak Bay.
A relative newcomer to Cook Inlet’s oil and gas scene is charging ahead with big development plans, which could equate to oil production at 17,000 barrels a day, and the creation of more than 400 jobs.
In Alaska, hospitals need approval from the state to build big new projects. The idea is to prevent hospitals from building too many facilities and then passing the cost onto consumers.
Anecdotal evidence pinned the Sockeye Fire on fireworks, but now that it is known that an unattended, illegal burn pile sparked the blaze, many Willow residents are outraged.