The Alaska Board of Fisheries Saturday changed reporting requirements for shrimp pot fishermen in Southeast. All shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.
More than 200 business leaders, researchers and policy-makers gather in Juneau this week for the 2015 Innovation Summit.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Thursday to keep the Southeast commercial Dungeness crab management plan in place, while changing Dungeness season start times from noon to 8 a.m.
Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he would not submit his name to the legislature for reappointment. His resignation came after the Board of Fisheries blocked a candidate for Fish and Game commissioner from being interviewed for the position.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Wrangell this week to consider proposed changes to Department of Fish and Game shellfish regulations for the Southeast region.
The Wrangell waterfront planning team wrapped up its three-day stay Wednesday by presenting eight conceptual designs for the downtown waterfront. Ideas included a mix of boardwalks, green space, boat storage, beach access, buildings for the visitor industry and seasonal docks.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a recycling plan for the community and allocated $50,000 to get it started. The program will start with dropoff locations for recyclables and eventually work up to curbside pickup.
A waterfront planning team is in Wrangell this week to find out how the community wants to develop its downtown waterfront. The team is seeking public input to form a plan that will aim to balance the needs of locals, businesses and visitors.
Southeast state Rep. Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets on schools, police and basic services.
The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to approve The Bay Company’s request to purchase city-owned land adjacent to its property. The commission’s vote serves as a recommendation to the Borough Assembly, which will make the final decision.