Alaska's U.S. senators have blasted a private report released this week that makes sweeping recommendations to Congress about how to protect the nation's oceans from pollution, overfishing and coastal development. The 144-page report from the Pew Oceans Commission capped three years of public hearings and deliberation by the 18-member panel of politicians, scientists, fishermen and others, including former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles.
An inch-long caterpillar that dines on the tips of spruce trees is creating headaches for homeowners near Fairbanks.
The United Fishermen of Alaska, Juneau politicians and Native coastal communities are worried that a federal effort to establish aquaculture in the open ocean isn't accounting for potential harm to wild fisheries and the marine ecosystem.
Alaskans bragged about fisheries management to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy last week, and the commissioners took notes. "In many ways Alaska set some good examples for the rest of the nation," said...
The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year is $919.84, Department of Revenue Commissioner Bill Corbus said Monday night.
As congressional reform of U.S. ocean policy looms, Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is expected to testify today in Washington, D.C., to defend Alaska's management of its fisheries.
...the realm of modern ocean science, there is surprisingly little debate. Both the presidentially appointed U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the independent Pew Oceans Commission have come of the same conclusion: Our ocean ecosystems are stretched...
...strengthened with more economic safeguards for coastal fishing villages. Stevens, the Bush administration and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy are calling for establishing more quota share-based fisheries in federal waters. Stevens' bill, a revision...
Gov. Frank Murkowski created a new position in state government Friday - an ocean policy coordinator - to protect Alaska's interests when Congress attempts to hash out a new U.S. ocean policy in 2005.
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