Students from Blatchley Middle School spent Feb. 24 learning cold water and wilderness safety from the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and a host of community volunteers. You can hear the full story this coming Friday during “AK” on Alaska News Nightly. Alaska News Nightly airs at 6:06 p.m. on Raven Radio. Find the program online at alaskapublic.org/aprn.
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game, which released its preliminary harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. The preliminary harvest level is just over 8,700 tons. That would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target. more