commercial fish

By The Associated Press

Pres. Barack Obama's visit to Anchorage came at a price, at least for the Anchorage Police Department. Chief Mark Mew tells KTUU the presidential visit has cost more than 482-thousand dollars with final tallies yet to come in. Mew said the final tally should be known next week.


Anchorage group preparing for economic impacts of Army downsizing

Zacharia Hughes, KSKA – Anchorage

CoastAlaska's Ed Schoenfeld reports a tailings dam break at a British Columbia copper and gold mine could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries, according to critics who say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate, polluting Alaskan waters.

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $888,000 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for research on climate change and contaminant shifts, and effects on human health in rural communities. The grant is one of six given out nationwide. The study will focus on traditional foods.

An Emmonak man was medevacced to Anchorage after collapsing while ice fishing.

Jerry Isaacs steps down after heading Tanana Chiefs Conference for eight years.

Coastal villages say commercial fishing should be reduced before subsistence limits are imposed.

A bill that would expand the state's authority to issue general permits continues to draw opposition.

Five nations have agreed to ban commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean beyond their 200-mile exclusive economic zone until more research on fish stocks is done.

To protect the lowest returns on record of King, or Chinook, salmon to the Kuskokwim River, subsistence fishermen on the river will face serious fishing restrictions.

Three teens showed up on the Kenai Peninsula with chickenpox, so health officials are urging people who are not immune to it to get vaccinated against the highly contagious virus.