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Observers soon start work on SE gillnet grounds

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.

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Former PHS shop teacher, Bill Neumann, current shop teacher, Dave Owens, and Sophomore shop student, Sebastian Davis stand next to the lathe machine in the high school shop. Photo/Angela Denning
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