The proposed habitat covers roughly 350,000 square miles along the Bering Strait and the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
“I think we’ve got enough information to show that with regard to caribou, it’s not an easy answer,” said Kotzebue-based ADF&G biologist Jim Dau.
Legislation exempting Alaska Native subsistence hunters from required “duck stamps” – or permits needed to hunt migratory waterfowl – passed in the U.S. Senate this week.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is working to protect a “critical habitat” for the Arctic ringed seal, a threatened species native to Alaskan waters.
Salmon is life here, but the region has been facing a depressed salmon stock for decades. In hopes of identifying the salmon shortfalls in Norton Sound and making improvements, regional stakeholders look to the Comprehensive Salmon Plan, or CSP, as a roadmap.
After meeting in Nome in October, Vancouver-based Graphite One went to Teller this week to meet with the most immediate stakeholders near the potential mining prospect.
Three Arctic municipalities are joining forces with maritime stakeholders to establish a new group focused on safety in Arctic waters.
Even while celebrating the legal victory of Katie John, many at AFN recognized the challenges to food security posed by climate change that still lie ahead.
A pilot project for co-management of Chinook salmon stocks along the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers is planned, but those working in co-management agreements say adequate funding remains an issue.
Population numbers are down, and state and federal restrictions are tight for fish and game in Alaska, which is posing a challenge to subsistence users.