Today’s morning interview is with University of Alaska Southeast faculty member Joel Markis, assistant professor of fisheries technology. Marcus discusses the fisheries technology program — moved last year from Ketchikan to Sitka — and a recent $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor designed to expand the program statewide.
The Morning Interview
UAS Fisheries Technology program expands
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