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In late December, a group of 51 Washington State legislators, 36 in the House and 15 in the Senate, signed a pair of identical letters to Bradley Smith the Chairman of the Washington Fish & Wildlife... Full story

Opinion: Stable Tax Policies, Balanced Fiscal Plan Will Keep Alaska Strong

Alaska is at a tipping point, and Alaskans have a choice to make: either keep Alaska competitive and fix our fiscal crisis or continue down a path that ends in a failed economy. The KEEP Alaska Competitive Coalition, a broad-based group of Native... Full story

Sea Lion Boards Fishing Boat, Bites Crewman

A crewman aboard a fishing vessel tied up at the Peter Pan Seafoods dock at Sand Point was severely injured when a sea lion jumped on board, clamped onto his leg with its jaw and slammed him to the deck. The harrowing incident aboard the F/V Cape... Full story

Bering Sea Fisheries: Groundfish Faces Marketing Challenges

A supermarket ad in Anchorage newspapers in early March boasted of fresh cod fillets for $6.99 a pound, subject to fishing and weather conditions. The same supermarket flyer offered an assortment of... Full story

University of Alaska Fills Need for Fisheries Professionals

From its campuses to broad based research in the field, the University of Alaska's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has for decades produced a wellspring of talent to enhance fisheries on a... Full story

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