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Sequestration forces SEARHC to make $3.5 million in cuts. ADF&G boosts sac roe herring harvest level by 500 tons. US Fish & Wildlife Service’s new rules about “substantially altered” sea otter pelts questioned by craftspeople. Army Nat’l Guard Honor Guard holds memorial service in Wrangell.

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Ensnared doe recovering after wire loop removed

The doe suffered only minor injuries from the wire. The GPS collar will release on its own next summer. (ADF&G photo/Phil Mooney)
A deer found with a wire around its neck near Sitka has was safely released by wildlife authorities late last week. But another deer may be suffering from the same -- possibly malicious -- predicament. Phil Mooney, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, successfully darted and tranquilized the adult doe near the Indian River Road on Friday (9-12-14). more

Despite embargo, salmon caviar grows on everyone — but us!

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When Alaskans fish for salmon, most are hoping to bring home those gorgeous -- not to mention delicious -- red fillets for the barbecue, freezer, or canning jar. When the fish are cleaned, the long skeins of pink or red eggs often go overboard with everything else. Not so in the commercial fishing industry, where salmon eggs -- or roe -- have become big business. Russia’s embargo of American seafood has been a setback to Alaska’s caviar industry, but demand for the product is growing elsewhere. more