Day: August 4, 2017

Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: Aug. 4, 2017

KHNS is featuring regular fisheries updates with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Mark Sogge through the summer season. Sogge manages the commercial and subsistence fisheries in District 15. Low sockeye numbers continued to disappoint area gillnetters this past week. But Sogge predicts a change in fortune soon. KHNS’s Emily Files talked to Sogge about commercial and subsistence fishing updates and issues on the Chilkoot weir. The conversation was recorded in the afternoon of Thursday, Aug 3. Listen here:...

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Skagway leaders move toward 15-year waterfront lease, but some hurdles remain

Skagway leaders are moving ahead with a new 15-year tidelands lease proposal. And they’re hoping to get it to voters this October. At a public meeting Thursday, the assembly put some tough questions to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad president. The executive told them the railroad is willing to compromise on some things, but it needs a 15-year lease guarantee. ­­­The urgency driving this conversation comes from Skagway’s need for a new floating dock. The dock would allow the cruise ship-reliant town to keep up with bigger boats arriving in 2019. White Pass Railroad leases most...

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