Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN - Juneau

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Fishermen, Politicians Fight Sea Lion Management Program

The management of an endangered stock of Steller sea lions has pitted fishermen and politicians against federal scientists. That was especially clear at a special hearing on the issue held in Seattle on Monday.

Meeting Participants Weigh Controversial Halibut Plan

For the past week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has been meeting in Unalaska. No action there has been more controversial than the announcement that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to put off the implementation of a new halibut catch share plan.

Sailor Attempting to Circle the Americas

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Traveling through the Northwest Passage is challenging for any sailor, but Matt Rutherford has decided to take his trip farther than that by continuing on to circle the Americas.

Advisory Panel Releases Recommendations for Shipping Safety in Aleutians

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Each year, thousands of ships travel through the Aleutians on the Great Circle route, and that number only continues to increase.

Early Morning Tsunami Warning Routs Unalaskans

A major earthquake near the Aleutian Islands meant a rude awakening Friday morning but no damage for some Alaska residents.

Pollock Fleet Asks, “Where Are The Fish?”

UnAlaska Dutch Harbor is the busiest fishing port in the world. And the fish that fuels that distinction is pollock. But this pollock season has been a bust so far. And many boat owners have started sending crews home.

Cleveland Volcano Eruption Ends

After a summer of eruptive activity, Mount Cleveland has finally calmed down some. Today, the Alaska Volcano Observatory downgraded its color code for the Aleutian volcano from “orange” to “yellow.”

State Task Force on Arctic Meets in Aleutians

The Northern Waters Task Force met in Unalaska this week. The group was created by the state legislature, and it’s tasked with coming up with recommendations on Arctic policy that work for Alaska.

Northern Waters Task Force Meets in Unalaska

The Northern Waters Task Force met in Unalaska this week. The group was created by the state legislature, and it’s tasked with coming up with recommendations on Arctic policy that work for Alaska.

Boat Harbor Helping Turn St. Paul into Successful Fishing Town

Ever since the commercial fur seal harvest in the Pribilofs was shut down, the residents of St. Paul have worked to turn their community into a successful fishing town.

St. Paul Island Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Northern Fur Seal Treaty

Last week, the best party in Alaska might have been on an island in middle of the Bering Sea. KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez traveled to St. Paul for the festivities and to find out why they were significant for one rapidly disappearing species.

Review Panel Questions Science on Steller Sea Lions

For years, scientists and fishermen alike have wondered why the Steller sea lion stock in the western Aleutians continues to shrink.

Alaska, Washington Fund Study of Steller Sea Lion Federal Protection Measures

The state governments of Alaska and Washington have jointly funded a study critical of federal measures to protect Steller Sea Lions in the Western Aleutians under the Endangered Species Act.

Last Minute Offers May Keep Alaska Newspapers Alive

Some rural Alaskan communities might not lose their newspapers after all.

Illegal King Crab Auction Raises Eyebrows

A big auction for blue king crab is underway in Seattle, and it’s got some members of the seafood industry talking.

Co-ops Shut-Down High Bycatch Fishing Grounds

After taking in more chum salmon than usual, the pollock cooperatives agreed to put their rolling hotspot program into gear and shut down fishing grounds with high bycatch.

Bering Sea Polluck Fleet Avoiding Areas North of Unimak Pass

The Pollock trawl fleet is now avoiding fishing areas north of Unimak Pass in the Bering Sea because its bycatch of Chum Salmon went up.

Shell Drilling Rig Heads to Seattle for Pollution Control Gear Update

The company's latest plans call for using it in the Chukchi Sea, along with a second drilling vessel, the Noble Discoverer.

NASA Wraps Up ICESCAPE Mission

NASA may be shutting down its manned space flight program, but it’s increasing its presence in a place that’s almost as foreign to most humans – the Arctic. The agency is wrapping up its first oceanographic mission, ICESCAPE.

Complaint Filed Against Unalaska for Violating Clean Water Act

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint Thursday against Unalaska and the State of Alaska on the Environmental Protection Agency’s behalf, charging that the city repeatedly violated the Clean Water Act between 2004 and 2010.