It’s not just people that can get sick or even die from eating toxic mussels, clams or other shellfish. Pet owners need to watch out for their pups too.
Thoman says that temperatures have been considerably warmer on average since about 2012.
For the past three summers, researchers have measured bacteria levels at Ketchikan-area beaches in an effort to prevent waterborne illness.
The fall whaling season in Utqiagvik didn’t happen last year — veteran whalers said they had never gone that long without seeing a bowhead whale near Point Barrow during that time.
As these heatwaves continue, they may have far more devastating implications to fisheries than previously predicted.
The Supreme Court decision could mean stricter permitting is required for Constantine Metal Resources’ expansion plans for a mine project near Haines.
Four birds have died in the area and crews have set up additional containment booms around a nearby hatchery and the Valdez Duck Flats.
Thousands of gallons of oily water have been recovered from the harbor at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline, but officials with the Department of Environmental Conservation say that the spill is contained.
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.