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Science & Environment

Science and environmental reporting on news and community topics. Science coverage is occasionally provided by community members.

Kyle Holloway and Leticia Pureza

Unalaska’s chapter of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) had their first clean-up of the new school year last Saturday.

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) is a state-wide group that was started in 1998, but just last year had an Unalaska chapter established. It is picking up steam among students here, offering an easy way to get involved positively in the community with their friends.

Opinion: Unalaskan Headed to COP 23 in Germany

Oct 3, 2017
Courtesy

My name is Cade Emory Terada. I’m a Japanese American and I am a former United States Arctic Youth Ambassador from the number one fishing port by volume in the nation; every fish sandwich at McDonalds in the world (except New Zealand and Australia) came from my hometown. I served as one of 22 US Arctic youth that educated the American, as well as national, public on Arctic issues that pertain to climate change. I have spoken at numerous events across the country, one of which was the largest Earth Day event in the world in Dallas, Texas.

Berett Wilber/KUCB

 

Updated post: 9/14 at 2:45 p.m.

The F/V Akutan no longer has a crew and the ship's 130,000 pounds of salmon has been offloaded.

The processor has been anchored in Unalaska’s Captains Bay since late August and there’s no indication the boat will be leaving soon.

 

“The reality of it is, there's just a huge legal ball that needs to be worked through before any real decision can be made,” said Unalaska Ports Director Peggy McLaughlin.

 

 

 

Unalaska Bay/Dutch Harbor Road System

Issued August 31, 2017

Regulation reminders: 

  • The bag limit for Unalaska Bay fresh and saltwaters is 5 salmon per day of which only 2 may be sockeye.

    · The bag limit for the remainder of Unalaska Island is 5 salmon per day all of which may be sockeye or coho.

    · Anglers are reminded that Town Creek (Iliuliuk) is closed to fish for sockeye year round.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

For the last century, reindeer have roamed St. Paul Island without much oversight.

But now, the tribal government is stepping up its management style to boost subsistence options and the local economy.

Fleshy red reindeer quarters are spread across the tables of St. Paul’s tavern. Surrounding them are eager preteens, wielding knives and wearing plastic gloves.

“I don’t think we can cut through this bone," says one student. "It’s like that thick.”

“No! You don’t want to cut through the bone," a teacher responds. 

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