Alaska News Nightly: Friday, February 18, 2022

A man sorts fish
NOAA Fisheries scientists collect Pacific cod samples in the Aleutian Islands. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council closed the Pacific Cod fishery in 2020 after cod stocks were decimated in the Gulf of Alaska. (Public domain photo by NOAA Fisheries)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Lawmakers discuss fisheries disasters and how soon the money could get into fishermen’s pockets. Also, the state’s largest school district will make masking optional. And remembering longtime state legislator Johnny Ellis.

Reports tonight from:

Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
Liz Ruskin, Lex Treinen and Wesley Early in Anchorage
Kirsten Dobroth in Kodiak
Anna Rose MacArthur in Bethel
and Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with producing and audio engineering from Toben Shelby and Katie Anastas.

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