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Hatchery king release proposed for Frederick Sound near Petersburg

A plan aimed at establishing a hatchery king salmon return to Frederick Sound near Petersburg is gathering local support. Proponents gave presentations during Monday’s City Council meeting and Saturday’s meeting of the Petersburg’s Fish and Game Advisory Committee. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

King Salmon, KFSK file photo

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Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

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Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela Denning
Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. more