Coming up this week, the North Pacific Council sets the groundfish TAC, the governor is suing the Feds over closures to protect sea lion populations, and commercial halibut fishermen want the charter fleet to quit exceeding their quota. All that, and a scientist finds a species of salmon long thought extinct. We had help this week from KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska, KSKA’s Ellen Lockyer in Anchorage, KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein in Petersburg, and Coast Alaska’s Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau.
In this undated photo released by Kyoto University via Kyodo News, a specimen of endangered Japanese salmon species is on display. A science professor says a Japanese salmon species thought to have gone extinct 70 years ago lives in a lake near Mount Fuji. (AP Photo/Kyoto University via Kyodo News)