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Alaska Digest

...percent of its emergency response costs, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Tuesday. The decision came after the acting assistant administrator of the agency determined that the Caribou Hills fire constitutes a major disaster, Stevens said. The grant...
Designs now being accepted for Smart Gear Competition

...organizations, industry groups, fishermen and the scientific community," said James Balsiger, NOAA's acting assistant administrator for fisheries. "All parties involved are working together to find solutions." The two-year NOAA grant...
Conservationists vow to keep pushing for ribbon seal listing

...Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk where the majority of ribbon seals are located," said Jim Balsiger, NOAA acting assistant administrator for fisheries, in a statement. Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity said the denial ignores...
Government wants registry for fishing in federal waters

...states on the West Coast, including Alaska, the Gulf Coast and the South Atlantic. Jim Balsiger, NOAA's acting assistant administrator for the Fisheries Service, said Alaska - working with the state Department of Fish and Game - already has...
Government declares beluga whale endangered

...protections already in place, Cook Inlet beluga whales are not recovering," said James Balsiger, NOAA acting assistant administrator. The decision means that before federal agencies can issue a variety of commercial permits, they must first...


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