The 40-odd residents of False Pass have waited years to find out if their turbulent seas could ever be used as a source of energy. Now, they may finally have an answer -- and a path to renewable power.
A Seattle-based seafood company accused of stealing groundfish from the Bering Sea has agreed to pay up.
American Seafoods will pay $1.75 million to settle violations on three of its catcher-processors. The American Dynasty, the Ocean Rover, and the Northern Eagle were all accused of tampering with their scales for weighing fish at sea over a five-year period.
In the Bering Sea, it’s normal for pollock fishing to continue all the way up to Halloween. That’s what Krista Milani has seen in her time tracking the harvest for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Unalaska.
"I looked back several years, and that tends to be how it usually goes," Milani says.
But this season, the trawl fleet wrapped up a full month early thanks to an abundance of mature pollock.
A man accused of dealing a fatal blow during a brief fight outside the Harbor View Bar this spring has reached a deal with prosecutors.
Anthony Pouesi, 28, of Shelton, Wash., has pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge in the death of 44-year-old Marlo Adams, of Yakima, Wash.
Pouesi won't be sentenced until 2015. But he's agreed to serve between one and three years in jail for negligent homicide. That's far less than the 20-year maximum sentence he was facing for his original felony manslaughter charge.
Unalaska’s biggest processing plant has agreed to pay a $142,000 fine for allegedly lagging on safety procedures meant to prevent chemical spills.
UniSea keeps large quantities of ammonia on hand for refrigerating fish, plus chlorine for treating its water supply. The Clean Air Act requires facilities to maintain a risk management program for those chemicals.