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 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 31, 2023 

State files another appeal with court to save commercial king salmon troll fishery

A federal judge has denied the state of Alaska’s request for a stay of an order that could close down the Southeast king salmon troll fishery this summer and winter. The last option to open the fishery this season is another appeal. After the...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 31, 2023 

Ketchikan-to-Hollis ferry carries its millionth passenger

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority on May 24 welcomed its one millionth passenger since the service began operating between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island in 2002. As passengers arrived for the Prince of Wales ferry’s 3:30 p.m. run from...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 17, 2023

Judge rules Ketchikan schools can display tribal values posters

A state judge has ruled that Southeast Traditional Tribal Values posters may hang throughout the Ketchikan School District, rejecting a lawsuit that sought to ban the posters. The judge’s ruling also allows the schools to continue using the tribal...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 17, 2023

Metlakatla leading Alaska's efforts against invasive green crabs

Forty people spread across the estuarine beach of northwest Tamgas Harbor to study the invasive European green crab that's been moving into the large bight on the southern shore of Annette Island...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 10, 2023

Former Ketchikan shop owners plead guilty to selling fake Native artwork

A Washington state family has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act when they owned and operated several businesses in Ketchikan. They sold carvings and wood totem poles made by people in the...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    April 26, 2023

Last year's Southeast salmon harvest was 69% of 10-year average

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this month that commercial salmon fishermen across all gear groups caught a total 31.7 million salmon in Southeast Alaska during 2022. Last year's all-species harvest was low, Fish and Game reported....

 By Anna Laffrey    News    March 1, 2023

Search continues for invasive green crab around Annette Island

No invasive green crabs have been found outside the area on Annette Island where they were discovered last summer, though experts are working against a potential population explosion in Southeast Alaska. Barb Lake, with the National Oceanic and...

 By Anna Laffrey    News    February 8, 2023

Commercial shrimp fishermen frustrated with change to May season

The 2023 commercial pot shrimp fishery in Southeast Alaska will open May 15. Fishermen targeting pot shrimp missed out on their usual October opener last year following a season change set by the Alaska Board of Fish. Fishermen expressed frustration...


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