Federal observers are preparing to work the gillnet grounds around Petersburg and Wrangell this summer. Starting in June, National Marine Fisheries Service contractors in small boats will shadow individual gillnetters and monitor any interactions marine mammals or birds. They’ll also be interviewing fishermen about their gear and fishing practices. Federal officials say the information will be kept confidential and the contractors will be as unobtrusive as possible. But fishermen still have concerns as the season approaches.
Observers soon start work on SE gillnet grounds
The Petersburg Borough Assembly will consider budget changes for fiscal year 2016 in a meeting Monday. more
The 2015-16 school year looks to be another full one for Petersburg School activities. Activities Director, Jaime Cabral, gives us a preview. more