The US Department of Commerce allocated nearly $216 million to benefit Alaska crab and salmon fishermen, their crews, and seafood processors who have struggled through economic disasters in the last few years.
Winter research on Bristol Bay red king crab is challenging, and a declining population has crabbers idle this season, so crews are working with scientists to gather data.
New protection measures for crab and salmon will restrict timing, depth, and locations of mining operations in Norton Sound.
Amalga Harbor, near Juneau, has a remote release of hatchery chum salmon returning there. Pictured is one the first common property purse seine fisheries.