HERRING http://knba.org en 5/2/14 KNBA News - Department of Interior announces proposal to accept tribal lands into trust http://knba.org/post/5214-knba-news-department-interior-announces-proposal-accept-tribal-lands-trust <p>After a court ruling that the Department of Interior (DOI) improperly excluded Alaska tribes from a process long available to lower 48 tribes, DOI announced a proposal that would allow it to accept Alaska tribal lands into trust. Although any action is years in the future, the change would provide certain protections to&nbsp;those lands.</p><p>A study on&nbsp;the depletion of herring&nbsp;in Southeast Alaska is prompting discussions on&nbsp;whether&nbsp;and how it may be possible to replenish their numbers.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 03:59:22 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10755 at http://knba.org 4/28/14 KNBA News - State's largest herring fishery opened Sunday http://knba.org/post/42814-knba-news-states-largest-herring-fishery-opened-sunday <p>The herring fish roe fishery opened in Bristol Bay Sunday.</p><p>Even though recent inspections showed no problems, the Skagway ferry dock sank last week, leaving the small Southeast Alaska town without ferry service for two weeks while state officials try to figure out what happened.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:19:43 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 10598 at http://knba.org 4/7/14 KNBA News - Legislators consider a bill to set state participation in LNG project at 25% http://knba.org/post/4714-knba-news-legislators-consider-bill-set-state-participation-lng-project-25 <p>The House Resources Committee is revising&nbsp;a bill to advance a major liquified natural gas project with 25% state participation.</p><p>Supporters of a minimum wage initiative are worried a bill introduced on Friday is a repeat of a 2002&nbsp;Legislative tactic to get their initiative off the ballot then&nbsp;gut the bill.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 05:12:46 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9772 at http://knba.org 3/26/14 KNBA News - Congress is looking into EPA decisions on the Pebble Mine http://knba.org/post/32614-knba-news-congress-looking-epa-decisions-pebble-mine <p>Congress is asking the EPA to produce documents about the permit review under the Clean Water Act on the Pebble Mine.</p><p>Governor Sean Parnell has signed a bill rejecting pay increases for himself and other top state executives.</p><p>Galena has its work cut out for it in the coming construction season as it rebuilds from disastrous flooding last year.</p><p>Seiners took in 10,300 tons of herring in the first two openings of&nbsp;the sac roe herring fishery&nbsp;in Sitka.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:32:51 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9337 at http://knba.org