Angela Denning, CoastAlaska

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Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.
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Salmon hatchery operator in Prince William Sound agrees to pay $1M for environmental violations

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp. pled guilty to illegally burning fuel and waste at its hatcheries, which led to a worker being seriously injured.
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Alaska’s salmon worth $720.4 million this year

Alaska's 2022 harvests for all five salmon species in all fisheries equaled $720.4 million – $76.5 million more than 2021 and $425.2 million more than 2020.
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Sealaska to pay $15.4M in share dividends this week

Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation, Sealaska, plans to distribute $15.4 million to its approximately 23,000 shareholders on Wednesday.
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State fines Yakutat corporation for shareholder election violations

The State of Alaska fined Yakutat’s village corporation, Yak-Tat Kwaan, $500 for violating election requirements that shareholders receive annual financial information.
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Southeast Alaska’s summer Dungeness crab fishery worth $10M less than last year

The shortfall was due to a combination of a much lower harvest and a smaller price per pound.
a proposed Alaska state ferry

DOT pursues diesel-electric hybrid design for Tustumena replacement

The aging state ferry Tustumena's replacement is likely to be a battery-powered diesel-electric hybrid, as the state leverages federal funds to green up its fleet.
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Southeast Alaska wolves eat over 60 prey species, study finds — including sea otter

Southeast Alaska’s wolves tend to favor deer and moose at mealtime, but in a pinch they won’t say no to black bear – or even sea otter.
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Alaska state ferry Columbia to stay tied up this winter

The State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the ferry Columbia sidelined this winter, limiting cross-Gulf of Alaska service until May.
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Alaska ferry system goes back to flat rates this winter

The Alaska Marine Highway System will put a winter pause on dynamic pricing, which increased ferry fares up to 50 percent based on capacity.
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Tulsequah Chief Mine might see cleanup after 65 years

The Tulsequah Chief mine is in Canada, about 20 miles from the Alaska border near Juneau.
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Draft ferry schedule includes more sailings, but leaves some communities with large service gaps

The 418-foot flagship Columbia will be back online in November for the first time since it was sidelined to save money in 2019.
a man sits on a boat called Norseman

‘Alaskan Bush People’ get the cold shoulder when looking for land in Southeast

The famous Brown family tried to buy land in Alaska after living in Washington the last three years. But locals did not welcome them as neighbors.
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Hatchery chums are returning strong in Southeast Alaska

Last year’s haul was worth about $25 million. This year will probably be better.
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Housing identified as top problem for Southeast Alaska businesses

Most businesses in Southeast Alaska say a lack of workforce housing is hurting their economic outlook.
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Forest Service seeks to restore logged area on Admiralty Island

Cube Cove is on the northwest side of Admiralty Island. The area was heavily logged – mostly by clear cut – in the 1980s and 90s.
A fishing boat underway in the water

Gov. Dunleavy’s budget vetoes include $5M cut for seafood marketing institute

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is a state agency with a mission to increase the economic value of Alaska seafood and create a demand for it.
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Southeast’s Dungeness crab fishery to close early after slow start

It’s only the third time in the last 20 years that the season has been shortened — 2013 and 2017 saw early closures, too.
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Blood quantum requirement dropped for Sealaska Corporation enrollment

The change means descendants of original shareholders no longer need to prove they have one–quarter Native blood to become a shareholder, which was a requirement set by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.
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Per capita, Alaskans are the country’s most-scammed people

Although seniors lose the most money to fraud, people aged 18-30 get scammed the most often.
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Citizen science program uses artificial intelligence to track thousands of humpback whales

Through photographs shared by whale watchers, Happy Whale has recorded thousands of whales that travel to and from Alaska.