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Alaska Board of Fisheries hear of adverse impacts from growing sea otter population


Sea otter population in Southeast Alaska is increasing, and consequently, the animals are depleting marine life, causing an adverse economic impact to local fisheries, according to a presentation given by fisheries experts at the Sons of Norway in Petersburg Sunday night.

The presentation was a part of the weeklong Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings being held in Petersburg.

The Board’s main role is to “conserve and develop the fishery resources of the state,” according to its website.

However, Alaskan Fisheries Board Chair Karl Johnstone said while “everybody will agree there is...

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