Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tapped his former legislative aide to serve on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Matanuska-Susitna Borough resident John Wood is largely unknown by fishing groups.
The Alaska House Fisheries Committee heard from mine critics on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border during a Tuesday hearing in Juneau.
For years, Alaska’s commercial fishing fleet has dreaded a rule that would require an EPA permit for even basic boat discharges, like draining a fish hold or rinsing the deck. Now Congress is on the verge of ditching the requirement forever.
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.
The United Fishermen of Alaska is working on a project to figure out what issues the salmon fleet is concerned about – and how to reach them.
Anchorage Rep. Charisse Millett says she’s not out to destroy the agency.
Federal lawmakers return to Washington this week for the final days of the 113th Congress.
Maria Gladziszewski and Debbie White to be sworn in to the Assembly tonight
Commercial fishing groups are pushing back against a proposed ballot initiative that would ban a sector of their industry.
A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka.