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EPA exemption still in limbo

...During a February Senate subcommittee hearing, representatives from United Fishermen of Alaska, the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association said that a permanent fix is needed.At the hearing, United Fishermen of Alaska Executive Director...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

SITKA - Just a few decades ago, researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive. Now they can track the same animals in real time.
Juneau man charged with firing gun in Sitka bar

...Davis is a board member of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association and is active in the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, the Sitka Sentinel reported.Witnesses told police that Davis followed Keith Widmyer into the men's...
Thanks Alaska delegation for listening to the fishing industry

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska's small boat fleet.
Fair fare

...subscription-based program to Juneau in late spring, according to Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA). Alaskans Own operates Alaska's first community supported fishery (CSF), connecting diverse...
A supporter of the fishing industry

Alaska's independent fisherman are fortunate to have a gubernatorial candidate who considers commercial fishing one of Alaska's most important industries. Fran Ulmer has worked tirelessly during her time as lieutenant governor to promote, champion and learn from Alaska's commercial fisherman. As governor, she will bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and keen insight to bear on the challenges currently facing Alaska's fisheries.
F&G, fishermen differ on halibut no reason not to publish the (proposed) rule," said Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association. She sent a letter to Fish and Game Commissioner McKie Campbell on Tuesday complaining that his request...
Groups seek economic safeguards for villages

Some Alaska fishing organizations said Wednesday that a major federal fisheries bill launched by Sen. Ted Stevens could be strengthened with more economic safeguards for coastal fishing villages.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Two Southeast fishing groups say they are disappointed that neither of Gov. Tony Knowles' latest two appointees to a federal fishing panel was a Southeast fisherman.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

People who avoided reading the novel "War and Peace" because the book was too big probably will steer clear of the federal government's new environmental study on ocean fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.


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