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.
Sealaska’s new board chairman and CEO say the regional Native corporation is gearing up for growth. They’re following a direction set by their predecessors. But they promise some changes.
Angoon Democratic Senator Albert Kookesh ends his 18-year career at the Capitol when the Legislature is sworn in this January. But the longtime Southeast Alaska politician still has plenty on his plate.