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University of Alaska Works to Receive Federal Maritime Training Designation

University of Alaska Works to Receive Federal Maritime Training Designation

This year, National Maritime Day coincides with UA’s efforts to obtain a Domestic Maritime Center of Excellence designation, a distinction that would expand its capacity to train domestic maritime workers.
Six Fellowships Announced by Alaska Sea Grant

Six Fellowships Announced by Alaska Sea Grant

Six graduate students selected by Alaska Sea Grant will spend a year working with state and federal agencies to support healthy coastal communities and the marine environment.
Alaska Air Cargo to Deliver More Than 64,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle

Alaska Air Cargo to Deliver More Than 64,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle

Seattle chefs compete in the ninth annual Copper Chef Cook-off
More than 16,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived in Seattle on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6:30 a.m. this morning.
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Juneau

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Juneau

NOAA to Use ASL Environmental Sciences' Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler

NOAA to Use ASL Environmental Sciences' Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler

Proposed strategy will examine spatial and temporal distribution of krill in Antarctic
The Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division (AERD), of the NOAA Fisheries Service has managed and implemented the U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program since 1986.
Protecting Alaska’s Fisheries

Protecting Alaska’s Fisheries

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing
Combating illegal fishing on the high seas, also known as international waters, which have no sovereignty, has been a thorn in the side of every nation that has a coastline. Relatively recent issues such as fishery sustainability, climate change, and deliberately mislabeling fish and fish products have prompted an effort to mount a worldwide coordinated response to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU).
Permits for Situk and Stikine Chinooks Put on Hold

Permits for Situk and Stikine Chinooks Put on Hold

Stikine River's hold in effect from May 15 through June 20, 2018 while Situk on hold until further notice
Yakutat District Ranger Lee Benson, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, announces that Federal subsistence fishing permits will not be issued for the taking of Chinook Salmon in the Situk River, effective immediately and until further notice. ADF&G is also taking action to conserve Chinook Salmon returning to the Situk River.
DNR Revives Bristol Bay Advisory Group and Issues Pebble Exploration Permit

DNR Revives Bristol Bay Advisory Group and Issues Pebble Exploration Permit

After careful review, the Department of Natural Resources is taking steps to reestablish the Bristol Bay Advisory Group, originally created to provide input on the 1984 Bristol Bay Area Plan (BBAP).
Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission

Fisheries, tourism, mining, timber, finance and more comprise trade delegation
Governor Bill Walker announced the delegation for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission, which will include fisheries, tourism, and investment businesses, as well as a baby food maker, an architecture firm, and a university.
UFA Announces Officer and Executive Committee Changes

UFA Announces Officer and Executive Committee Changes

United Fishermen of Alaska (UFA) announces the transition in its leadership effective April 15, with the election of Matt Alward succeeding Jerry McCune as president, Bob Kehoe replacing Alward as vice president, and new executive committee members Rebecca Skinner and Sue Doherty.
Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Begins May 31

Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Begins May 31

he Eighth Annual Yakutat Tern Festival is May 31-June 3, 2018. The festival is a celebration of the natural and cultural resources of Yakutat, Alaska, which hosts one of the largest and southernmost known nesting colonies of Aleutian Terns, as well as Arctic Terns and up to 200 other bird species that nest in or migrate through the area.
New Online Portal to Communicate Salmon Science

New Online Portal to Communicate Salmon Science

A new international Salmon Science Network recently launched an online portal to help improve access to salmon research and tackle emerging challenges in salmon conservation.
Welcome to the Drone Age

Welcome to the Drone Age

Oil, gas, engineering, construction use UAVs to reach the unreachable
The general public may consider drones a fun (if somewhat expensive) hobby but what many may not know is that these commercial and government flying robots are revolutionizing the way Alaska companies and state and federal entities conduct business, as manpower is increasingly replaced by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
Longtime Alaska Fishermen Nominated to North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Longtime Alaska Fishermen Nominated to North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Governor speaks to the critical need for balance in Alaska fish management
Governor Bill Walker has nominated two longtime Alaska fishermen to fill openings on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Forest Service Interim Chief Announces New Acting Regional Forester for Alaska Region

Forest Service Interim Chief Announces New Acting Regional Forester for Alaska Region

USDA Forest Service Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen announced the appointment of David Schmid as acting regional forester for the Forest Service’s Alaska Region. As regional forester, Schmid will oversee management of more than 22 million acres of National Forest System lands in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.
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