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A proposed $60.4 billion federal disaster aid package includes money for marine debris removal. But it's not clear how much might go toward clearing West Coast beaches of debris from the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The package, which includes...
Channel 2 NewsAn Oregon man will pay $100,000 in an illegal halibut-fishing case that featured testimony from Arne Fuglvog, a former fisheries aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, federal officials announced Thursday. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler’s office says U.S....
Channel 2 NewsState and federal agencies are investigating reports from St. Lawrence Island of oiled wildlife, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley says an an Oct. 25 report mentioned a seal that may have had...
Channel 2 NewsThe MatSu Borough Emergency Operations Center issued this summary earlier today. Check with KTUU.com and Channel 2 News for the latest. At least three structures have fallen in water, two cabins in Willow Creek, and one house Thursday in the Matanuska...
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It's not the big chunks of debris that we've seen wash up along Alaska and the Pacific coasts in the months since the March 2011 tsunami, but conservationists are still worried about the large amounts of Styrofoam that has washed up along the Kenai...
Tags: Natural Disasters, Lisa Murkowski
Channel 2 NewsThe water and mudflats that surround parts of Anchorage may look inviting, but don’t let the beauty fool you: it’s incredibly dangerous, for both humans and animals. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration received a call...
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Channel 2 NewsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that Alaska would be getting up to $50,000 to help clean up tsunami debris that's arrived on our shores due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last year. The federal government says...
Dan JolingAn Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter is on the other side of the Pacific Ocean near Japan pursuing a vessel suspected of illegal high seas driftnet fishing. Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. noted the ongoing case Monday as he testified at a...
Tags: Japan, Pacific Ocean
Channel 2 NewsRepresentatives from both commercial and sport fishermen say more may be behind this year's poor salmon returns than just the accidental netting of unwated salmon, known as commercial bycatch. As a result of poor salmon numbers this year, commercial and...
The Associated PressA seized fishing vessel held for illegal fishing last yearis headed for scrap. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's law enforcement division is seeking a contractor to tow the Bangun Perkasa from Dutch Harbor and dismantle it....
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