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Small boats, halibut fleet now in groundfish observer program

Some of Alaska’s small-boat fishermen will have to carry an onboard observer when they participate in federal fisheries next year. The government’s newly-restructured program goes into effect in January. For the first time, boats under sixty feet and halibut vessels are included. Federal staffers will hold a meeting to talk about the program with fishermen in Petersburg’s firehall tonight at 6. Matt Lichtenstein has a preview of the issues.

Observer sorting fish. Photo by NOAA Fisheries.

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Kayleigh Eddy runs in a relay at the regional meet in Juneau. (Photo courtesy of Brad Taylor, Viking Track and Field)
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Awardees and board members of the Petersburg Community Foundation. (L-R) John Birks, Mysti Birks, Brandi Heppe, Karen Malcom, Cindy Lagoudakis, Dave Berge, Carin Christensen, Annette Wooton, Tom Abbott
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