KODIAK, Alaska – Members of a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transfer one of four crewmen from the Northern Belle to emergency medical personnel in Cordova April 20, 2010, after the crew abandoned their Seattle-based 75-foot fishing vessel when it began taking on water and sank around 5:30 p.m.U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy Air Station Kodiak.
Coming up this week, a fisherman is dead after his fishing boat sinks in the gulf; a new processor will be buying salmon above Bethel this summer, and the legislature authorizes a permit buy-back bill. All that, and Westward Seafoods owes the EPA a lot of money. We had help this week from Coast Alaska’s Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau, KHNS’ Tara Bicknell in Haines, KCAW’s Ed Ronco in Sitka, KUCB’s Anne Hillman in Unalaska, and KYUK’s Shane Iverson in Bethel.