Alaska Board of Fisheries Votes to Open Cod Fishing in Western Aleutians

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

In a challenge to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Alaska Board of Fisheries has voted to open state waters to cod fishing in the western Aleutians. This overrides federal regulations meant to protect the endangered western stock of Steller sea lions, and it could mean more conflict between the state and federal government down the road.

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