The set-netters were shut down early this year for the fourth year in a row.
The conflict over subsistence has been brewing for a few decades.
Federal bycatch data shows trawl fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska this year have caught tens of thousands of chinook salmon, millions of pounds of halibut and hundreds of thousands of crabs.
The agency in 2016 declined to list the species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Officials from both Alaska and Canada presented findings from a joint water monitoring study on three transboundary rivers.
The federal ruling affects the eastern Aleutians, Kodiak and Prince Williams Sound as well as the coastlines of Washington, Oregon and California.
Safari Club International is appealing a decision from a federal judge to uphold hunting and trapping restrictions in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
New proposed bylaws would change how the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council can spend its trust funds and expand the oil spill’s original boundaries to incorporate an ecosystem approach.
Wildlife managers said they would extend the wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island following a contentious hearing where hunters said too many wolves were preying on deer.
Richard Peterson, the President of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, says he wasn’t surprised by the state’s lawsuit, but he was disappointed.