A recent water shortage in Unalakleet put a strain on some businesses including Norton Sound Seafood Products, but ultimately it was a surge of cohos that forced the processing plant to send more than $100,000 of fish down to Emmonak.
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.
AIH President Terry Shurtleff and the existing executive team will continue managing the company, and its more than 230 employees, on a day-to-day basis.
Western Alaska is in midst of one of the best salmon runs in decades, and that means fishermen are catching record numbers of chum.
While many Bering Strait and Norton Sound tribes have courts that can handle child protection cases, experts say the push is now for tribal authority over misdemeanors and other crimes.
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.
This winter’s commercial king crab harvest broke a new record with nearly 100,000 pounds harvested from Norton Sound. To put that in perspective, the previous record was 62,000 pounds in 2013.
The freezing of the Bering Sea drastically changes the landscape of rural Alaska’s coastal communities. It also opens up new possibilities for transportation and subsistence.
Team 20 rode into Nome around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday. In Faeo and Quam’s final miles to town, their speeds increased as temperatures cooled over the sea ice.
Racers from Nome, McGrath, Kotzebue, Bethel, and Galena are part of the field of 37 teams racing this year’s Iron Dog.