Tag: steller sea lion

Traveling Sea Lion Phones Home

Herring seiners are not the only fishermen commuting long-distance to Sitka this spring. A half-ton Steller sea lion has been seen in and around Sitka’s harbors recently browsing on the abundant herring. The animal was tagged – just over a month ago – at the Bonneville Dam near Portland, Oregon, about 900 miles to the south.

Judge Upholds Fishing Restrictions In Western Aleutians

A federal judge has upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to restrict fishing in the Western Aleutians in order to protect an endangered stock of marine mammals.

Bill Sheffield Resigns; And The Russian Tanker Renda Departs For Nome

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The stories up for discussion this week are: Bill Sheffield resigns as port director; the Russian tanker Renda is on its way to Nome; oil execs meet with Gov. Parnell; Steller Sea Lion battle in court; Attorney General John Burns steps down; Anchorage’s New Years; Shaeffer Cox update. KSKA: Friday, 1/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/7 at 5:00pm