The breakdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System has Southeast Alaska businesses scrambling for alternative ways to send their products out of town.
Fabian Grutter is a self-described electric vehicle enthusiast, and five years ago he started the project of hybridizing his fishing boat.
The next crab season in Southeast will open in mid-February.
Climate change is threatening Alaska’s longstanding reputation for sustainable fisheries. In just a few months, Gulf of Alaska cod may be losing its blue sticker.
The Coast Guard is recommending other communications systems as a backup, like satellite phones or texting devices, emergency beacons or even cellphones where there’s service.
July 2019 was the Bristol Bay region’s hottest month on record, and in some rivers, that heat was lethal.
Alaskans may remember a few years ago, when huge numbers of common murres, a type of northern seabird, were washing up dead onshore.
Many of the fishermen voiced their opposition during a three-hour meeting hosted by the National Marine Fisheries Service in Petersburg.
Poor VHF coverage isn’t a new issue. But this many outages at once is not normal.
Predation by booming killer whales populations are estimated to consume more adult Chinook salmon than taken by fisheries.