As more than $2.6 million is paid out to summer crab and salmon fishermen, NSEDC’s board met in August to discuss commercial fishing in Norton Sound and beyond.
Measuring nutrients and toxins along the way, the American Geotraces project on the Coast Guard cutter Healy aims to reach the North Pole by mid-September.
Despite the huge storm’s potential to break Alaska weather records, forecasters in Nome say it’s unlikely to cause severe weather in Norton Sound.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.
In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.
In Wednesday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell rejects state-run health insurance exchanges for Alaska; The Coast Guard says no damage found on Shell’s oil rig after it…
In Wednesday’s news: Local and national groups meet in Nome to discuss ways the Bering Strait & other arctic environments can be protected; Two Shell vessels…