The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has won a round in its longstanding suit against the state over the management of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery.
Some 600 business entities have filed plans with the state outlining how they’ll safely bring out-of-state workers into Alaska to support “critical infrastructure” amid the coronavirus pandemic, state officials said Wednesday.
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says the team will recommend decisive policies to protect jobs, families and the economy.
After 10 years of certification, Gulf of Alaska cod will have its blue-sticker sustainability label suspended.
Dutch Harbor has been named the nation’s top fishing port in terms of volume for the 22nd consecutive year. But the port dropped from second to third place in terms of value.
The first “Blob” decimated fisheries, caused a mass seabird die-off and spurred toxic algal blooms up and down the coast. As Alaska braced for the second heat wave, it disappeared — at least for now.
One researcher says now is a key time for studies on Arctic Ocean conditions, before hotter temperatures from climate change become the new normal.
Alaska geoduck clam divers are stuck sitting on the beach until at least March 5.
King Cove officials estimate that they’ve lost of some $650,000 in revenue, or nearly 25 percent of their yearly total.
In January, divers held an emergency meeting of the geoduck committee to talk about what to do next.