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2013 SE salmon catch by the numbers

Alaska’s 2013 Salmon harvest will be one for the record books and the Southeast harvest was more valuable than that of any other part in the state. Matt Lichtenstein has more on the overall catch and value for the region:
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Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

photo from http://pacificmarinedist.com
Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. more

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