Written by Comox Valley Echo
A massive cleanup effort is getting underway in Alaska, with tons of marine debris — some likely sent to sea by the 2011 tsunami in Japan — set to be airlifted from rocky beaches and taken by barge for recycling and disposal in the Pacific Northwest.
Written by KTUU
A Cordova group has tripled the government reward offered for information on those responsible for killing at least half a dozen Steller sea lions near the Southcentral Alaska fishing community last month.
Written by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online
Blue crab numbers are up in the Chesapeake Bay after a harsh winter killed more than 15 percent of the population, but the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee urges Maryland and Virginia fisheries to be conservative in their harvests.
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Legislators from Connecticut and Massachusetts complained about the current “out-of-date allocation formula” in black sea bass, summer flounder and scup fisheries in a letter to the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier this week.Read more...
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.