Alaska may become third US state to legalize marijuana
On Aug. 19, Alaska voters will go to the polls to cast their primary ballots for statewide
elections. And they'll also be voting on an initiative to make Alaska the third state to legalize the sale and taxation of
recreational marijuana. More...
Catholic priest charged with DUI found
with fire arm and ganja
FAIRBANKS, Alaska: A Roman Catholic priest who
serves the University
of Alaska Fairbanks was spotted driving into the oncoming lane of the Parks Highway and
charged with driving under the influence, according to Alaska State Troopers. More...
World’s first airborne wind energy system goes live in Alaska
The world’s first airborne wind turbine has begun
operation in Fairbanks, Alaska. The turbine is designed by Altaeros Energies, which is a startup spun off from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. The turbine itself is called the BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine and is meant to over some 1,000 feet
off the ground in order to generate electrical power. The turbine will be in operation for approximately 18 months as developers
study its energy generation capabilities. More...
Alaska back to Russia petition gets 10,000 signatures in 3 days
A petition seeking the secession of Alaska back to Russia received more than
10,000 signatures in three days and is well on its way to getting enough signers to require an official response from the
White House.The "Alaska Back to Russia" petition was created by an unnamed Anchorage resident (S.V.) last week and it has already gotten more than 18,000 signatures.
The petition needs 100,000 signers by April 20 to warrant a response from the Obama administration. More..
fishing injuries remain a troubling issue in Alaska
fishermen experience the highest rate of occupational fatalities and second highest rate of non-fatal occupational injuries
of any job in the state of Alaska, according to a bulletin released Thursday by the state Department of Epidemiology. More...
Seafood Consumption on the decline
A recent report by the National Fisheries Institute showed that consumption of seafood in the
U.S. is in an extended decline. Based on data collected by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the NFI
reported that Americans consumed an average of 14.6 pounds of seafood in 2012, down from 16.5 pounds in 2006. More...
Sleeping with the fish: Underwater hotel room opens
Manta Resort on Pemba Island has added a beautiful, other-worldly underwater bedroom to
their original 16-room offering. Notch this up to Swedes and another ridiculously cool, innovative design. More...
Push to put seafood on school lunch menu in Alaska
A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put
seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its
recent meeting in Sitka. More...
drifting towards US- watch out Alaska
An enormous floating island of debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami is drifting towards
the coast of America, bringing with it over one million tons of junk that would cover an area the size of Texas. More...
China buys $1million of Alaska seafood online in 9 days
Chinese consumers in over 40 cities pre-ordered 50 metric tons of high-end Alaskan
seafood in nine days of promotions – equivalent to five months of Chinese Sam’s Club seafood sales. More...
Dutch Harbor remains US top fishing port
For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation's top fishing port with landings of 752
million pounds, valued at $214 million, last year..More…
Fishermen rescue wrecked crab boat
crew in Dutch Harbor
Dutch Harbor Alaska: The Arctic Hunter, a 93-foot crab
boat, which was leaving town to start a fishing trip when it ran aground and wrecked outside Unalaska Dutch Harbor. The crew was rescued by Captain Elliott Neese and the crew of the F/V Saga and six of the men have returned safely
to Dutch Harbor. More...
Eating too much fish detrimental to health
Omega-3 fatty acids, which are normally found in fish, if taken in excess could have unintended
health consequences in certain situations, a new study has suggested. More...
Japanese PM eats seafood caught off Fukushima
Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, has tucked into a slice
of octopus caught close to the Fukushima nuclear plant and declared local seafood to be "good and safe." More...
Genetically Modified “super salmon” to hit US market
A new "super salmon" is expected to be approved for sale in the US within the next few weeks,
reigniting a heated debate over genetically-modified food. More...
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When it comes to a business, you have
to consider a lot of factors. The most important one is the budget and marketing. Who does not want their business to gain
popularity, but that requires marketing? And marketing requires money. So, a lot of planning has to be done in order to come
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fishermen rescued in the Bering Sea after abandoning burning boat
KODIAK, Alaska — Good Samaritans aboard the 98-foot fishing vessel Aleutian Beauty rescued five fishermen from
a life raft in the Bering Sea Sunday. The good
Samaritans, responding to a Coast Guard issued urgent marine information broadcast, were first on scene about 69 miles west
of Adak and rescued the crewmen from the life raft. More...
Alaska fisheries battle walmart
Anchorage Alaska: "Alaska's constitution demands sustainability." It isn’t the world’s catchiest slogan, but
Jack Hopkins, a 67-year-old salmon fisherman from the town of Cordova, near the renowned Copper River, had it painted on a
sign so he could wave it at passing drivers and Walmart employees on a busy street corner in south Anchorage..More...
Seafood tops in sexual foods that fire up your libido
Fish, such as wild salmon and herring, are rich in both zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. While high-zinc foods are traditionally recommended for body
fluid production and prostate function in men, they are also vital for women’s sexual health. More...
hit again, opilio crab quota down by 19 percent
In addition to the potential multimillion
dollar market hit from missing the beginning of the red king crab season as a result of the government shutdown, the opilio
crab quota is down 19 percent, at 54 million pounds. More...
Fishing and oil drilling could be banned in some areas of the antarctica
Fishing and oil drilling could be banned across more than two million square kilometres
of the frigid seas around Antarctica in a historic attempt to conserve the last pristine ocean. More...
Catch crabbers finally heading out after government shutdown
Alaska — Participants in Alaska's famous red king crab fishery are finally
close to heading out into the Bering Sea, now that the federal government's
partial shutdown is behind them. More...
'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened
Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual
fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed in the government's partial shutdown. More...
Shutdown may ground crabbing
fleet, spoil industry's richest month
The pots are stacked and the boats are packed with crews craving fishing season’s
most fruitful frenzy – the one-month, multimillion-dollar harvest of red king crabs from the ocean floors near Alaska’s
shores. Now, the dreariest catch: the
federal shutdown means no crabbing permits are being granted to the boats’ skippers. Without those licenses, dozens
of vessels will remain docked indefinitely, their captains legally barred from dropping baited traps, or "pots," on the season’s
opening day, Oct. 15. More...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell PLC have
agreed to pay $1.1 million for violations of air permits by two drill ships operating last year in Arctic waters, the Environmental
Protection Agency announced Thursday. More...
Impact of Alaska seafood industry on US economy
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has released a report which indicates
Alaska seafood industry directly employed more than 63,000 people in Alaska in 2011, meaning one in eight workers earned at
least part of his annual income from seafood. The industry accounted for 9 percent of all private-sector resident earnings. More...
Alaskan island area hit by big quake
Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off
Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent
residents scrambling for cover. At
least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck
after the major quake Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More...
Frequent fish consumption helps prevent colon polyps in women
Women who eat three servings or more of fish per week are less likely to have
colon polyps than women who eat one serving every two weeks, Vanderbilt University researchers claim. More...
Bunker Hill, a fascinating Alaskan story
Dashiell Hammett, renowned author of The Maltese Falcon, was the
editor of the Army paper in the Aleutians. He wrote: “Modern armies had never fought on any field that was like the
Aleutians. We would have to learn as we went along, how to live and fight and win in this new land, the least-known part of
our America.” More...
Overview of Dutch Harbor
Location and Climate Unalaska overlooks Iliuliuk Bay and
Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain. It lies 800 air miles from Anchorage, a two- to three-hour flight,
and 1,700 miles northwest of Seattle. The name Dutch Harbor is often applied to the portion of the City on Amaknak Island,
which is connected to Unalaska Island by bridge. More...
Grand Aleutian hotel a home away from home
The 112 room hotel owned by UNISEA inc is a must visit
while in Dutch Harbor Alaska. Minutes away from some of the best halibut fishing
and bird-watching anywhere, the accommodations are well designed and comfortable, many with good water views; the lobby is
grand, with a huge stone fireplace; and there's a piano bar. More...
The City and the Mayor
The Mayor is elected at large and serves a three-year
term. The Office of Mayor is an elected position which serves as ceremonial head of the City and executes official documents
on authorization of the City Council. The Mayor presides over City Council meetings, may take part in discussion of a
matter before the governing body, may vote in the case of a tie and has limited veto power. The Mayor also appoints
members to City Committees and Commissions. More...
Dutch Harbor's only Sunday brunch has just gotten better
Dutch Harbor Alaska: Whether
it's a special occasion, an opportunity for friends to catch up, or a pleasant start to a lazy weekend day, Sunday brunch
is a meal for relaxation and good company. In Dutch Harbor the place where you can have your brunch is at the Chart room of
the Grand Aleutian hotel. More