In early July, it sent out its first shipment of the season — 1,000 pounds of salmon to Chignik communities on the Alaska Peninsula. The program plans to send a total of 8,000 pounds of salmon there this month.
The Biden administration’s “America the Beautiful” conservation plan includes a goal of conserving 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030, in part to combat climate change.
Council members say five of the nearly 600 comments submitted to the council last month contained vulgar language or personal attacks.
Over the next year, the pilot project will connect 11 remote communities around the country with national experts to help solve their energy issues.
It would be the first program of its kind for fishermen. The U.S. government already sponsors comparable professional development programs for young ranchers and farmers.
Activists say fishing businesses need access to federal programs that already benefit land-based harvesters.
A federal fisheries management agency has barred some of its employees from making formal references to the COVID-19 pandemic without preapproval from leadership, according to an internal agency document. The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the Commerce Department, manages federal fish stocks in partnership with appointed regional councils. Fishing crews and seafood businesses have been…
Before the election, Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy said there were “a lot of issues that, in my opinion, are quite frankly and bluntly more important” than Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.
The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association collected 140 million data points of sea floor data from its members and reconciled it with federal and state maps. The goal is to make Sitka’s small boat fleet more competitive and efficient.
The Trump administration has proposed opening almost all Alaska waters to oil and gas leasing, from Southeast to the Bering Strait to the Arctic. That includes areas that have never seen drilling, and it’s raising concerns in Alaska’s coastal communities.