The Tribe worked with the federal government to update local regulations so hunters could take advantage of the longer seal season.
The action caps — at least for now — a six-year debate about curbing halibut bycatch in Alaska.
Developed by the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, the app is meant to help Alaska’s harvesters and managers speak the same language.
An intensive 10-month search for a stowaway rat that invaded the rat-free seabird paradise of St. Paul Island has come to a happy end for everyone. Except the rat.
Even though reindeer have lived on St. Paul for about 100 years, the tribe hasn’t done much more than distribute hunting permits. That’s slowly beginning to change — because the community needs another consistent source of meat.
Scientists agree seabirds are a good indicators of overall ecosystem health, but they can’t agree on the cause of the Pribilof puffin die-off.
In the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade. The die-off appears to be slowing down now, but scientists say it could be the sign of a much larger ecosystem problem.