| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea.
| May 19, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Last week, National Marine Fisheries Service officials made the decision to consider listing a harbor seal population in Lake Iliamna as endangered or threatened--yet another piece of wood on the controversial fire that is the Pebble Mine project.
| May 17, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Two people aboard a 20-foot boat near Ketchikan had their voyage terminated by the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday, following the discovery of several safety and fishing violations aboard.
U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley says...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Two federal agencies on Friday announced a major review of how seismic testing for oil and gas deposits affects marine mammals and fish in deep waters off the Gulf of Mexico.
So-called seismic surveys entail blasts from air guns or other ship-borne...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:23 PM
What could drilling do to the Arctic Ocean? That’s what an expanded environmental impact statement is looking into.
In March, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a second draft study of oil and gas activities in the arctic and...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:22 AM
The National Marine Fisheries Service is planning workshops in Juneau and Yakutat on April 22 and 23 to take comment on whether cruise ships or other vessels in glacial fjords disturb harbor seals.
Harbor seals are an important subsistence game animal...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the World Trade Organization found last year that U.S. labeling requirements for dolphin-safe tuna put Mexican tuna fishermen at a trade disadvantage, marine advocates worried that the federal government would weaken its dolphin-safe standards....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released two reports on Friday outlining good news for unemployment and consumer optimism index in Anchorage.
"Anchorage consumers are the most optimistic they have been in quite some time," Bill Popp, AEDC...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A federal agency has rejected a petition seeking to list 44 cold-water corals off Alaska as threatened or endangered.
An environmental group says the corals are threatened by commercial fishing, ocean warming, acidification and oil spills.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks.
In my column...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Federal marine mammal authorities have proposed a recovery plan for a rare large whale, the North Pacific right whale.
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday published the proposal for the marine mammal that has been listed as endangered...