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Board votes down change in Southeast Dungeness crab season

Alaska’s Board of Fisheries Saturday voted down a proposal to change commercial Dungeness crab seasons in Southeast Alaska. Crabbers were seeking set season lengths and no option for shortened fishing time like they experienced in 2017.

Southeast fishermen seek relief from expanding sea otter population

Crabbers and dive fishermen returned to Alaska’s Board of Fish this month seeking changes to commercial fishing regulations in Southeast Alaska for crab and other shellfish impacted by a growing population of sea otters in the region. Some told the board that time is running out on their fisheries because otters are eating clams, sea cucumbers, urchins and Dungeness crab.

Testimony opens at Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka

Petersburg fisherman Dale Bosworth shares his concerns over the use of pots in the groundfish fisheries, during opening-day testimony before the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka. The Board will cover shellfish...

Judge rules in favor of City in Sitka dock lawsuit

Juneau attorney Joe Geldhof (l.) consults with his client, former Sitka mayor Marko Dapcevich, during oral arguments in Sitka in December, 2017. Judge Trevor Stephens ultimately ruled against Dapcevich, citing Alaska Supreme...

Man killed after altercation, suspect arrested

Ketchikan Police Department. (KRBD file photo) A 38-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with second-degree murder. About 9 p.m. Friday, police officers responded to a report of two males...

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

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