Tag: Peter Bradley

Something ‘fishy’ about state’s herring data, argues former Sitkan

The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery closed last week, but not before harvesting around 16,000 tons of herring, the biggest commercial harvest in nearly a decade. Commercial fishermen want the lucrative fishery to continue. And while the state is in the middle of a lawsuit with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska over the management of the fishery, the state maintains that its model is conservative. But the model has its critics. KCAW spoke with Peter Bradley, a former Sitkan who has taken a deep dive into the data and modeling practices used by the state to manage herring. Read More

Indigenous voices call for a new kind of Alaska Day

The holidays are a time of tradition, but also reflection for why we celebrate the way we do. And in Sitka, no holiday is as much of a lightning rod for cultural debate as Alaska Day. In part one of a two-part series on “Navigating Sitka’s Colonial History,” KCAW’s Emily Kwong reports on how two perspectives for one holiday collided. Read More
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