The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is moving ahead on a rationalization program for the central Gulf of Alaska trawl fleet, but where it takes that program still has many questions.
The annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention brought thousands of visitors to Anchorage Oct. 17 through Oct. 20, packing the Dena’ina Center in the city’s downtown and restaurants and retail stores.
The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities recently released its forecast summaries for both Ted Stevens Anchorage International and Fairbanks International airports.
Over the last two weeks, I have met with Alaskans from all over the state. Whether it’s at a town hall meeting or the grocery store, Alaskans often come around to the same two questions: How did we as a country get into this trillion-dollar deficit mess? How do we get out of it?
Alaska salmon sales had lots of ups and downs this summer, but held their own overall in a tough market awash with farmed fish.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to publish the final environmental impact statement for a 737-mile, 24-inch in-state gas pipeline from the North Slope to Southcentral Alaska on Oct. 26, according to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, the state corporation planning the project.
ExxonMobil Corp. and its contractors are anxiously waiting for a final permit decision from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Point Thomson development project, which would be the largest North Slope project in years.
Shell will conclude its Arctic offshore drilling operations on Oct. 31 and will begin moving vessels out of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, a company spokesman said Oct. 24.