SITKA, ALASKA Alaska Marine Highway System General Manager John Falvey speaks with Raven Radio about the draft summer ferry schedule, (set to be released by the end of this month), increased fast ferry service to Sitka, and direct connections to the villages.
Summer ferry schedule due out next week
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more