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My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

Alaska has one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than 5 billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters surrounding Alaska in 2012. This world-class catch generated $1.
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...fishery being in trouble. Some trawlers feel this emergency action isn't about conserving the fish, but conserving Alaska fishermen at the expense of a valuable industry."If they would've asked to lower the overall bycatch instead of lowering...
Leray Francis Clements

...Canadian side/Taku River. He married Jessie Kilroy and had three children; Lillian, Sharon and Lee. He was Southeast AK fisherman, city bus driver, computer programmer. 1975 he retired to Siletz OR with Martha, his 2nd wife of 30+ years. Was...
Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...Sulphurets Mitchell, a British Columbia mine in the transboundary Unuk River watershed that concerns many Southeast Alaska fishermen, Native organizations, tourism and environmental groups, has received early construction permits from the British...
My Turn: Sullivan and Parnell promoted Pebble Mine over Alaskans' objections dozens of Pebble permits while he delayed action on almost all in-stream flow water reservations that Alaska fishermen and tribes applied for to protect water supplies from Pebble. As DNR commissioner, Sullivan led the effort to pass...
Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports

...hake, pollock and other fish products caught here in Alaska. Russia is a big market, and this ban will hurt Alaska fishermen by limiting the places they can sell their fish.We do not believe this new cool war - it isn't quite "cold...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...Through two decades of legal battles, Exxon successfully fought to reduce the amount of penalties it owed to Alaska fishermen. This was legal, but this is not how you build trust.Other Alaska oil companies have spent years and millions...
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...the dam failure."This week's failure of the Mount Polley tailings pond dam in British Columbia validates fears Alaska fishermen have regarding Canada's proposed development of large-scale hardrock mineral mines near transboundary rivers...
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

Summer 2014 represented a different kind of summer for Alaska fishermen. While commercial halibut fishermen have had their catch limits reduced for a number of years, this year the reductions hit charter...
Juneau archives facility to be named for Tlingit hero

...first Native American civil rights organization, into a potent political voice. In 1923, he launched the newspaper Alaska Fisherman to advance the ANB agenda.Paul attacked school segregation, won citizenship rights for Natives, secured the right...


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