KODIAK, Alaska — With the halibut and sablefish season opening in Alaska Saturday, the Coast Guard encourages mariners to get their free ...
In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice ...
Juneau - The subpopulation of humpback whales that migrates seasonally between Alaska and Hawaii has recovered, is no longer threatened with extinction, and should be removed from the list of species covered by the Endangered Species Act , the State of Alaska declared Wednesday in a petition submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service . ... Full story
On Wednesday, NOAA Fisheries announced that $75 million appropriated by Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 federal budget will be allocated to six fisheries across the country that were declared fishery disasters by the Department of Commerce in 2012 and 2013. ... Full story
U.S. Senator Mark Begich, on Thursday, chaired a hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), welcoming several top Alaska representatives to testify on issues important to Alaska fishermen and the fish industry. ... Full story
KODIAK, Alaska — The crews of the 36-foot good Samaritan fishing vessel Miss Jana and the 50-foot good Samaritan fishing vessel Equinox rescued three persons out of the water in the vicinity of Valdez Arm after their 36-foot landing craft Belltech 5 began taking on water and sank, Wednesday night. ... Full story
After a three-month trial period, PDF versions of NOAA nautical charts will become a permanent product, free to the public. The free PDFs, which are digital images of traditional nautical charts, are especially valued by recreational boaters who use them to plan sailing routes and fishing trips. ... Full story
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak, forward deployed to Cold Bay, medevaced a 48-year-old man from the 272-foot fishing vessel American Dynasty approximately 95 miles northwest of Cold Bay, Monday. ... Full story
The phrase, ‘Eat your vitamins,’ applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment. ... Full story