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Pacific Salmon Commission Completes Negotiations on New Coast Wide Conservation and Harvest Sharing Agreement

Pacific Salmon Commission Completes Negotiations on New Coast Wide Conservation and Harvest Sharing Agreement

The Pacific Salmon Commission has announced the conclusion of negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Pacific Salmon Treaty, resulting in a new 10-year harvest agreement.…

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

Packed Courtroom for Kotzebue Man Arrested in Connection to Ashley Johnson-Barr Case

The Anchorage federal courtroom where 41-year-old Peter Wilson was in attendance on the charge of making false statements to a federal officer was packed to overflowing with standing room…

Busy Month for Army Aviation Rescues

Busy Month for Army Aviation Rescues

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – Arctic Dustoff crews from C Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment have flown three missions so far this month to…

General News

APD Nabs Car Thief, Adds Nine Charges to her Seven Warrants

APD Nabs Car Thief, Adds Nine Charges to her Seven Warrants

APD netted an Anchorage woman wanted on seven warrants and added another nine charges after…

26-Year-Old Fairbanks Woman Dies in Murphy Dome Rollover

26-Year-Old Fairbanks Woman Dies in Murphy Dome Rollover

Alaska State Troopers revealed a fatal accident that occurred on Tuesday morning on Murphy Dome…

Coast Guard Aircrews Conduct Medevac 92 Miles Southwest of Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard Aircrews Conduct Medevac 92 Miles Southwest of Dutch Harbor

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevaced a…

Car Thief Apprehended by K-9 near Subway Sports Center

Car Thief Apprehended by K-9 near Subway Sports Center

A response call for a report of a severely erratic driver at mile 66.5 of…

Three Arrested in Monday Morning Stolen Vehicle Case

Three Arrested in Monday Morning Stolen Vehicle Case

A stolen vehicle investigation was opened and closed on Monday morning after a chance response…

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The Arctic and Alaska Science

A Northern Sense of Place

A Northern Sense of Place

DENALI NATIONAL PARK — When I was 12 years old, I didn’t know permafrost was like frozen lasagna. I didn’t know what permafrost was. I grew up in…

From Greenland to Alaska, via New Jersey

From Greenland to Alaska, via New Jersey

Leaving cloven hoofprints from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, more than 3,500 muskoxen live in Alaska. All of those shaggy, curly-horned beasts came from…

Arctic Ground Squirrels go to Bed Early

Arctic Ground Squirrels go to Bed Early

Maybe she has the right idea, the arctic ground squirrel. Sniffing the chilly air, looking up to see the first stars of the season, she has decided to…

New Funding will Improve Alaska Volcano Monitoring Network

New Funding will Improve Alaska Volcano Monitoring Network

The Alaska Volcano Observatory will upgrade its volcano monitoring network throughout Alaska due to a $12 million budget increase through the U.S. Geological Survey. The observatory, a joint program of…



Acid Society

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada Spews Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Mud During Offshore Drilling Incident near Halifax

BP Canada has spewed out 36,000 gallons of a toxic mud into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Halifax during deepwater offshore exploratory oil drilling, a…

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Four Norwegian Companies Form Oil Spill Response Partnership

Framo, Maritime Partner, Norbit Aptomar, and NorLense have established the OSRV Group which is claimed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for oil spill response. The companies in this…

At Sea

Pacific Salmon Commission Completes Negotiations on New Coast Wide Conservation and Harvest Sharing Agreement

Pacific Salmon Commission Completes Negotiations on New Coast Wide Conservation and Harvest Sharing Agreement

The Pacific Salmon Commission has announced the conclusion of negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Pacific Salmon Treaty, resulting in a new 10-year harvest…

Coast Guard Aircrews Conduct Medevac 92 Miles Southwest of Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard Aircrews Conduct Medevac 92 Miles Southwest of Dutch Harbor

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevaced a man from the 590-foot bulk carrier DL Lavender 92 miles southwest of…

NOAA Fisheries-Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Alaska Longline Survey

Alaska Longline Survey

So how does longlining work? I wasn’t sure myself before I got on the boat other than guessing that there was probably a line and it was…

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

The saildrones are completely autonomous, so they can sail along under their own power as long as there’s a little sun and wind to send them on…

Fishermen's News Online

Keta Catches Push Alaska’s YTD Salmon Harvest Above 110M

Keta Catches Push Alaska’s YTD Salmon Harvest Above 110M

A commercial harvest boost of some two million more salmon, mostly keta (Chum), last week in Alaska has pushed the year-to-date harvest to more than 110 million…

Golden King Crab Fishery Under Way in Aleutians

Golden King Crab Fishery Under Way in Aleutians

The 2018–2019 Aleutian Islands golden king crab fisheries is under way, with a quota of 3,470,400 pounds of individual fishing quota (IFQ) and 385,600 pounds of community…

Rural

Kwethluk Felon Arrested for Pointing Firearm at VPO

Kwethluk Felon Arrested for Pointing Firearm at VPO

A Kwethluk man who was wanted on weapons and assault charges stemming from a Saturday incident was located and arrested on Monday. AST reports that when a…

Bethel SAR Search for Bethel Man, Second Victim’s Remains Identified

Bethel SAR Search for Bethel Man, Second Victim’s Remains Identified

The woman found floating face-down in the Kuskokwim River on Thursday has been identified by the State Medical Emaniner’s off as the search for another is currently underway,…

Alutiiq Word of the Week & Museum News

Land-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 16th

Land-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 16th

Nuna—Land Man’a nunarpet.—This (here) is our land. The Alutiiq homeland stretches from Prince William Sound almost to the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula, covering a vast…

Dried Fish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 9th

Dried Fish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-September 9th

Tamuuq—Dry Fish Tamuuq kinertaa.—The fish is dry. Catching salmon is only the first step in a long process of preserving summer’s abundance for winter use. The real…

Events/Notices

DOT&PF Campaign Sign Laws Clarified

DOT&PF Campaign Sign Laws Clarified

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – On Sept. 10, 2018, the Alaska Superior Court ordered the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to clarify how laws restricting outdoor…

State of Alaska Opens Public Comment Period for 2016 Pink Salmon Disaster Fund Draft Distribution Plan

State of Alaska Opens Public Comment Period for 2016 Pink Salmon Disaster Fund Draft Distribution Plan

On January 18, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Pritzker declared the 2016 Gulf of Alaska pink salmon fishery a disaster under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.…

Op/Ed and the Editor

Kavanaugh Bad for Alaska’s Tribes

On Tuesday, September 4th, the Senate Judiciary Committee began confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court. His confirmation is being…

Mueller

Even as the “media faces” work to convince the populace to pay attention to them in the face of media dreariness, Mueller is on only his own…

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