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.
Jan. 6 Committee Hearings
Next hearing scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 9am Alaska time.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has held eight public hearings. Each video recording is available here