In the budget “apocalypse," Sitka Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says, "We’re going to alter the status quo we’ve had in Alaska for the last 40 years."
Officials haven’t been able to trace the source of a minor diesel spill in Thomsen Harbor this weekend. Coast Guard MSD Supervisor Mike Wortman said the discharge quantity was less than a gallon and not recoverable.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries on Monday (3-2-15) took up a pair of proposals to reshape the king salmon troll season in Southeast Alaska. They rejected one, and adopted the other.
Staff cuts next year may be a foregone conclusion, as the Sitka School Board wrestles with an uncertain financial future. But board president Lon Garrison says, "We are not going to slash and burn."
The Alaska Board of Fisheries closed some waters near Angoon to purse seining in order to improve subsistence harvests, in action over the weekend (3-1-15). They also shot down the use of unmanned aircraft to aid in salmon fishing.
A devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an improbable discovery: evidence of early human occupation.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries on Friday took no action on a set of proposals to allow pots in the Southeast black cod fishery. But the debate previewed a larger fight brewing later this spring, over what kind of gear will be allowed across the entire Gulf of Alaska.
The Board of Fish began deliberations Thursday, the fourth day of their meeting in Sitka. But when it came to one of the most contentious issues, Sitka Sound herring, the Board chose to leave the status quo intact.
The Sitka Fire Department has taken an apparent explosive device under its protection, until military ordnance experts can investigate.
Southeast trollers want a larger share of hatchery-produced chum salmon. Trollers on Wednesday (2-25-15) asked the Board of Fish for more access to this increasingly valuable species.