Tag Archives: Albert Kookesh

Former Sen. Kookesh takes subsistence violation to state’s high court

Outgoing Sealaska Board Chairman Albert Kookesh addresses Native leaders during a 2011 issues forum. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)ADF&G's authority to set subsistence bag limits is being tested in the Alaska Supreme Court. Justices this month heard oral arguments by former state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends cited in 2009 for overfishing their subsistence permits.

Drones don’t fly at Alaska’s Board of Fish

Not all drones are alike. This unmanned aircraft -- now banned by the Board -- is just large enough to carry a camera. (Flickr photo/Don McCullough)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.

New Sealaska leaders promise growth, changes

Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott recently announced subsidiary Managed Business Solutions had closed its Kake office. In all, 40 percent of the company’s 200 employees were laid off.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.

What’s next for longtime lawmaker Albert Kookesh?

Outgoing Sealaska Board Chairman Albert Kookesh addresses Native leaders during a 2011 issues forum. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)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.