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DNR Revives Bristol Bay Advisory Group and Issues Pebble Exploration Permit None 

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 None 

Alaska Businesses Selected for Opportunity Alaska: China Trade Mission

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 None 

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 None 

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 None 

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.

Longtime Alaska Fishermen Nominated to North Pacific Fishery Management Council None 

Longtime Alaska Fishermen Nominated to North Pacific Fishery Management Council

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 None 

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.

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award None 

Nicolas Petit Wins BBNC Fish First Iditarod Award

Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit received the Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award as the first to reach the Kaltag checkpoint in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

New Salmon Center to Brainstorm Solutions None 

New Salmon Center to Brainstorm Solutions

A new center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will identify salmon-related issues in the state and work to develop solutions.

Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth None 

Boat and Ship Building Sector in Alaska Poised for Growth

The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska. The report focuses on Alaska’s promising boat and ship building sector.