Three Southeast representatives want their colleagues to sign on to a campaign to protect the region’s fisheries from British Columbia mines.
Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools program was one of the featured presentations last week at a regional meeting on sustainable food systems.
The new store boasts several new features, including buying and printing your sport fishing and hunting licenses at home.
The defendants moved for dismissal of the charges, asserting that their fishing for king salmon was a religious activity, and that they were entitled to a religious exemption from the emergency orders under the free exercise clause of the Alaska Constitution.
Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port now that the winter season has closed, thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka.
Former state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends are contesting the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s authority to unilaterally set subsistence bag limits.
Anchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she’s not out to destroy the agency.
“The department believes that we could make this work without service degradation to commercial fishermen,” says ADF&G’s Kevin Brooks.
Alaska Congressman Don Young has introduced a bill to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation’s primary law governing fishing in federal waters.
The federal government can once again continue processing H-2b visas, the program that traditionally allows foreign roe technicians to work in Alaska seafood plants.