When paired with a $1.3 million grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, the Richard Foster Building has most—but not all—of its funding needs met.
For the past three years, Phil Pryzmont, local crabber and captain of the Erica Renee, has been taking observers into the Norton Sound with him as part of a crab migration project.
Commercial crabbers in the Bering Strait Region are harvesting a new species of king crab this year following a change in state classification. The crab is a Hanasaki king crab, otherwise known as a “spiny” king crab. Seafood processors look forward to an expanded market and biologist await more accurate species data.
For years agency reports have listed Shaktoolik as eroding with immediate need for relocation. But without government funding, little action has been taken and erosion has progressed. Now the people of Shaktoolik are taking matters into their own hands to protect their community.
Facing data that points to a decline in Norton Sound red king crab, Nome residents addressed the NPFMC to consider new data and safeguard subsistence harvests.
Next week the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will meet in Nome. Meetings begin Monday June 2nd and run through Tuesday June 10th. All meetings are open to the public, except executive sessions of the Council.
It’s going to be another dismal year for king salmon in the Norton Sound region. But other salmon species are thriving.
Yesterday a small group of Nome-Beltz high school students released a bucketful of young Coho salmon into an ice-free corner of Anvil Creek.
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