Fish Factor: ​U.S. Navy moving ahead to conduct war training exercises in early May


March 30, 2017

Photo courtesy of U.S. Pacific Fleet

Northern Edge training region in Gulf of Alaska

The required permits are not yet in hand, but the U.S. Navy is moving full steam ahead on its plans to conduct war training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for two weeks in early May.

Meanwhile, nine coastal communities have so far signed resolutions asking the Navy to instead conduct its training between September and mid-March, times that are less sensitive to migrating salmon, birds and marine mammals. Several more communities have indicated they will do the same by month's end.

"It's not that we don't want the Navy to do their training – it's the time and locations," said Emily Stola...

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