The future of the Alaska Marine Highway System is decidedly a Southeast issue. The ferry system has seen cuts in service because of aging vessels and decreased funding. Southeast legislators agree the system is still vital to folks in the region.
Permanent Fund Corp. CEO Angela Rodell presented a study that predicts a nearly 50 percent chance of the fund losing value in the next decade, if it’s used to pay for state government as lawmakers have proposed.
Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. The agency says it is prioritizing projects such as gear modifications, avoidance programs and improved fishing practices.