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NOAA To Consider Bowhead Whale Catch Limits

Chris Apassingok was the striker who landed this 200 year old female bowhead whale for his family and community. Photo Credit: Karen Trop, KNOM (2017)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced it intends to formally assess the impacts of issuing annual catch limits for the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales. Any changes would go into effect in 2019.

Troopers Respond to Tuluksak Shooting

43-year-old Joseph Hawk of Tuluksak was medevac’d from the village after being allegedly shot by a local homeowner. No one is in custody at this time, and the investigation is ongoing.