Angoon’s village corporation is petitioning the federal government to take control of a major salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska. Kootznoowoo Incorporated says state management has favored the commercial seine fleet over the needs of subsistence users in the western Admiralty Island community, and the corporation wants the federal government to assert authority over marine waters. That’s never been done before in Alaska, but the federal Subsistence board will consider the issue this spring. As Matt Lichtenstein reports, the results could have broad implications.
Kootznoowoo asks feds to manage Chatham salmon
While some communities in Alaska this year are discussing a possible ban on marijuana businesses with the legalization of pot in the state, a committee in Petersburg heard last week about the possibilities for a dispensary run by the borough. more
A new independent ferry service is planning its first sailings in Southeast Alaska in June. The Rainforest Islands Ferry plans to offer a four-days-a-week connection between northern Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Petersburg by ferry and mini-coach vans. more