Sea Otter Hunts Increase In Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska and the state as a whole has seen an apparent upswing in sea otter hunting in recent years. That’s according to numbers compiled by the US Fish and Wildlife Service which says this year will yield the biggest reported harvest on record for the marine mammals, which can only be hunted by Alaska Natives from coastal communities.

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Matt Lichtenstein is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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