A sweeping array of emergency closures for sport and personal use fishing adds to AK salmon crisis.
Nominations wanted for federal AK salmon task force
Another task force aims to fill data gaps on AK salmon returns.
Gov. Dunleavy plans to sue over Pebble Mine protections
Most Alaskans call Pebble “the wrong mine in the wrong place.” But Dunleavy disregards their voices.
NOAA statement on denying emergency closure to protect red king crab
NOAA “remains concerned” with ongoing impacts of low crab abundance.
In the Pacific, Outcry Over Japan’s Plan to Release Fukushima Wastewater
Over 3/4 of the wastewater still contains unsafe levels of radioactive material; Japan to set up fund for fisheries ‘reputational damage.’
AK Salmon Research Task Force Act unanimously passed by US Senate
The group will publish a report within one year of convening that identifies salmon research gaps and priorities.
Fishery disasters in AK and WA approved by Commerce Secretary
Getting the relief funds in hand can take years, pending appropriations by Congress.
Federal court recommends shutdown of Southeast AK Chinook troll seasons
Lawsuit says NOAA admits that the Chinook harvest has been occurring at unsustainable levels over the last decade and continuing today,
Crab shells could soon power electric car batteries
Super Eco-batteries from crab shells are biodegradable and can be recharged 1,000 times.
Anchorage Daily News, Seattle Times host event: “Boom & Bust in the Bering Sea”
The discussion by a diverse panel will likely be … heated.