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  1. Halibut bycatch cap reduction should reflect what we know about the resourceRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    As a fishery scientist who has worked for more than 20 years with trawl fishermen to reduce salmon, crab and halibut bycatch, I find the recent rhetoric around proposed North Pacific Fisheries Management Council changes to the Bering Sea halibut bycatch cap very frustrating. In particular, I hear media campaigns underwritten by environmental NGOs claiming, "It's been 20 years since the halibut bycatch cap was last reduced," implying that this has created a conservation issue.

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  2. NTSB: Deficient risk assessment led to grounding of Shell drill rig in Gulf of AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

    Federal investigators blamed the wreck of Shell's Kulluk drilling rig on the company's "inadequate assessment of the risk" when it was towed across stormy seas in 2012. The National Transportation Safety Board reviewed the five-day fight to control the Kulluk before it careened into an Alaskan island.

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  3. Report: Deficient risk assessment led to grounding of drill rig in Gulf of AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    A federal agency says the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC mobile offshore drilling rig in 2012 was due to the company's inadequate assessment of risk involved in a winter tow across the treacherous Gulf of Alaska. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its ruling Thursday on the Kulluk, which had been used to drill in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.

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  4. California woman found dead on Aleutian IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    A California woman working at an Alaska fish processing plant on Akutan Island was found dead Wednesday after an island-wide search, Alaska State Troopers said. In an online dispatch, troopers wrote that Yuliana Zazueca, 30, didn't show up for her shift at the Trident Seafoods plant on the Aleutian island Tuesday, prompting a search of the island that involved Trident, the Aleutians East Borough and Dutch Harbor-based Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

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  5. Despite protests, Shell chief says Seattle is best offseason home for Arctic drill rigRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Anchorage Daily News

    In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, Shell Oil Co.' s Ann Pickard is on the hunt for a giant oil field, and she thinks she knows where to find it.

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  6. Study gauges risk to seabirds from shipping traffic in the AleutiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Anchorage Daily News

    A recent study has identified hotspots along the Aleutian Islands where the potential is high for large numbers of seabirds to be harmed by shipping-related oil pollution. It's well documented that the Aleutians are home to millions of seabirds.

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  7. Grant Aviation pulls its planes out of HomerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Less than three years after expanding its operations to include Homer, Grant Aviation has dropped the southern Kenai Peninsula from its schedule. The last day of flights in and out of the Homer Airport was Feb. 9, Grant Aviation station manager Phaedra Bennett said.

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  8. Shell's Chukchi exploration plan wins federal approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Anchorage Daily News

    In a September 2012 file photo, the vessel Noble Discoverer prepares for its initial Chukchi Sea drilling operation. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Monday approved Shell's plan to return to Arctic oil exploration.

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  9. Shell hasn't earned enough trust to drill in Alaska's Arctic seasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | Anchorage Daily News

    Despite Royal Dutch Shell's disastrous performance during its 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling season, the federal government is on track to approve the company's exploratory drilling plan for the Arctic Ocean in 2015. The potential for another problem-filled drilling season is high.

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  10. Could salmon sharks be factor in declining Bering Sea king salmon numbers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Anchorage Daily News

    Given their name, it's not surprising that salmon sharks eat salmon. But Alaska researchers are now asking whether the animals might have any impact on declining numbers of Bering Sea king salmon.

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  11. Shell says it will still drill wells in Chukchi Sea despite Seattle roadblockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Anchorage Daily News

    A ruling by the city of Seattle may throw a wrench into Shell's Arctic drilling plans but won't keep the company from boring two new wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer, a top executive vowed Tuesday. Although "it's not my preferred approach ... we have backup plans," said Ann Pickard, Royal Dutch Shell's executive vice president for the Arctic.

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  12. Thousands of WWII-era Rommel stakes removed from Unalaska IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Unalaska Island's legacy of World War II military junk was reduced by nearly seven tons after local residents and contractors removed a few thousand Rommel stakes from the north side of Beaver Inlet. Local resident Melissa Good gave a presentation on the project last month, which was funded by the federal Defense Department's Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program, administered locally by the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska.

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  13. Art Beat: Second cruise to Attu battlefield proposed this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Attu Island, Alaska, the site of the only North American land battle in World War II , is hard to get to. But in June a hardy corps of history buffs will sail out on the MV Pukuk for a tour of the long-abandoned battleground, where an estimated 3,000 American and Japanese soldiers died in May 1943.

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  14. Greenpeace climbs, sets up camp on Shell's Arctic drilling rigRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Protesters with the environmentalist group Greenpeace on Monday intercepted and climbed a Royal Dutch Shell drill rig in the Pacific Ocean to protest the company's plans to drill in Alaska's Arctic. According to a release from Greenpeace, six activists launched from the vessel Esperanza and boarded the rig around dawn Monday in the Pacific Ocean, more than 700 miles northwest of Hawaii.

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  15. As concern grows over sustainability of halibut stocks, a bycatch compromise remains elusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    In a 2012 file photo, David Merculieff, Vivian Lestenkof, Dino Zacharoff and Fanya Rukovishnikoff work in St. Paul's CDQ halibut fishery. While halibut are an important to the economy of the Pribilofs, the sustainability of the stocks is in question, with observers blaming bycatch from other Bering Sea fisheries.

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  16. Unalaska is a first-class port at a vital crossroads for Arctic developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    OPINION: There's more to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor than what viewers see in Deadliest Catch, and it's time to get the word out. Pictured: A fishing boat returns to the Unalaska port of Dutch Harbor, a major shipping port and the largest commercial seafood port in the United States.

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  17. Unalaska residents concerned about Shell mooring sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    Shell is planning to return to Unalaska this summer, pending final approval from regulatory agencies, and does not plan to leave anchoring systems in the water when rigs are not present, according to Unalaska Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin. Despite her fears of Shell snagging a barge full of frozen fish towed by a tugboat in Natkeekin Bay and local residents' concerns over the loss of fishing grounds near the oil rigs, the state Department of Natural Resources last week granted the oil company permits for three offshore anchorages in Unalaska.

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  18. Shipping company pleads guilty to oil-dumping violations off AleutiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A German shipping company pleaded guilty on Friday to two criminal counts concerning dumping oily waste last year in U.S. waters south of the Aleutian Islands. The guilty pleas, part of a settlement agreement filed in federal court this month, were entered by attorney Michael Chalos on behalf of AML Ship Management GMBH at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

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  19. Cargo ship permitted to leave Dutch Harbor after Coast Guard detainmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A cargo ship has been permitted to leave the Aleutian Islands port of Dutch Harbor after the Coast Guard detained the vessel for two weeks amid an ongoing environmental crimes investigation. The owner of the 600-foot container vessel, German-based MS Lindavia Schiffahrts GmbH, signed an agreement with the Coast Guard on Thursday, posting a $500,000 bond and agreeing to leave some of its approximately 20 crew members behind in exchange for permission to leave port, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis.

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  20. Cargo ship held in Dutch Harbor in environmental crimes investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A cargo ship traveling from Asia was being held in Dutch Harbor Wednesday as part of an ongoing environmental crimes investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Anchorage. The Lindavia, a 600-foot container vessel, had stopped in Dutch Harbor to pick up a cargo of seafood to bring back to Asia when the U.S. Coast Guard conducted an inspection, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis.

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