Fishing

RCAC Recertification Application Available for Public Review

RCAC Recertification Application Available for Public Review

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) is seeking recertification as the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, as authorized under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). The application has been submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is charged with assessing whether PWSRCAC […]

Seiners in Prince William Sound

What happened to the pink salmon?

By Allison Sayer for Valdez City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]

Subsistence Resource Commission To Meet 10/11-10/12

Subsistence Resource Commission To Meet 10/11-10/12

Copper Center, AK – The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Subsistence Resource Commission will meet at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center in Copper Center (Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway) on Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12, 2016, to consider a range of issues related to subsistence hunting […]

Long-time employee appointed as head of citizens’ oversight group

Long-time employee appointed as head of citizens’ oversight group

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council announced at its January 22 meeting that Director of Programs Donna Schantz has been promoted to the position of executive director. Schantz replaces Mark Swanson, who retired from the council in November of last year. Since then, Schantz has served as acting […]

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Murkowski Continues Fight Against Frankenfish, Moves to Block FDA Commissioner Nominee

Senator: “Voluntary Labelling of GE Salmon is Not Adequate”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) continued her fight against genetically engineered (GE) salmon by announcing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee that she would block confirmation proceedings of the nominee to be FDA Commissioner, […]

Alaska Delegation Responds to FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Alaska Delegation Responds to FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Alaska Delegation Responds to FDA Approval of GE Salmon Marks First Ever Approval of GE Animal for Human Consumption Washington, D.C. – After years of pushback from consumers, scientific experts and fishing interests, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the first ever “approval for a genetically engineered […]

Coast Guard rescues fisherman southwest of Cordova, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Forward Operating Location Cordova rescued a fisherman on the north side of Montegue Island approximately 50 miles southwest of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday. The Jayhawk crew hoisted the fisherman from the island and safely transported him to Cordova. Coast Guard […]