Alaska Economic Trends December 2023: Aquaculture

In June of this year, Alaska was deemed a federal Aquaculture Opportunity Area (AOA). That means the state is environmentally, socially, and economically able to support multiple commercial aquatic farming operations. According to the The Department of Labor and...

NOAA Fisheries Denies Petition to List Bull Kelp

NOAA Fisheries has announced a negative 90-day finding on a petition to list the bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat concurrent with the listing. In denying the...