Tag: ATA

Assembly approves $4M USDA loan for Green Lake Dam repairs

Sitka is facing another hydro project that’s likely to cost more than expected. The Green Lake Dam is nearing its 40th birthday and in need of major repairs. However, not only has borrowing the money to make those repairs become more expensive, the repairs themselves will only grow more costly the longer the city delays taking action.KCAW’s Katherine Rose reports on how the Sitka Assembly tackled the situation at its regular meeting on Tuesday. Read More

Assembly greenlights $25,000 to support trollers’ legal fight

The Sitka Assembly is moving forward with plans to donate $25,000 to the Alaska Trollers Association (ATA), to support the organization’s ongoing legal fight against a Washington environmental group that hopes to shut down commercial fishing for king salmon in Southeast Alaska. And other organizations and locals are piling on, in anticipation of a lengthy – and costly –  appeals process. Read More

Sitka Assembly considers funding for trollers’ ongoing legal battle

Trollers turned out at the Sitka Assembly meeting last night (1-10-23) to voice concerns about a court case that could shut down commercial salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska. The lawsuit is about Washington killer whales and Alaskan king salmon. Fishermen and representatives from the Alaska Trollers Association (ATA) asked the local assembly to consider contributing $25,000 to their legal defense fund. Read More

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