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Fairbanks flight opens unmanned aircraft test site

...they will continue to morph as new technologies arise, Huerta said.UAF Geophysical Institute researchers counted Steller sea lions with an infrared camera affixed to a UAS in the Aleutian Islands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-05/fairbanks-flight-opens-unmanned-airc
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Terrain, climate secured Alaska as drones test site

...March. In 2012, center staff monitored wildfires on the Florida Panhandle.That same year they counted endangered Steller sea lions along the Aleutians in high-risk flight conditions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-21/terrain-climate-secured-alaska-as-dr
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No changes to Cook Inlet cod fishery

...fishing in part of the Aleutian Islands has been significantly limited in recent years due to concerns over the declining Steller sea lion population in that region.The board heard mixed testimony on the new fishery. Some Bering Sea participants asked...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-21/no-changes-to-cook-inlet-cod-fishery
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Business Briefs

...and government agencies to minimize the impact on marine mammals in the Cook Inlet including Beluga whales, seals and Steller sea lions, according to the release. The Chairman's Stewardship Awards represent the commission's highest honor for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-13/business-briefs
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...working to clean it up.The grounding happened in Passage Canal, six miles east of Whittier in sensitive habitat for Steller sea lions.Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-07-3
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Pollock season under way, quota a concern

...Oceana and Greenpeace, which have long sought to limit the pollock fishery to protect species such as Pacific salmon and Steller sea lions. The four-member Pacific Northwest delegation, which typically votes as a block, was split evenly with Bill...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-11/pollock-season-under-way-quota-a-con
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Scientists, Natives work together for marine species research.

...stock assessment and biological reports on the status of more than a dozen species in Alaska seas: Pacific walruses, Steller sea lions, sea otters, polar bears, seals and six species of whales. In nearly every case, the discussion was to include...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111501/ala_111501alapm0010001.shtml
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Bottomfish harvests set

...Service. The fishing industry had been waiting for the announcement of a firm date because of uncertainty created by the Steller sea lion crisis. The Fisheries Service earlier this month announced a sweeping new fishery management plan designed to...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121200/ala_121200ala0110001.shtml
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Stevens says feds, state must cooperate on village erosion threat

...while meeting with reporters Thursday at his Anchorage office. Among other things, he discussed the status of the Steller sea lion, Senate politics, funding of various local projects and programs -- and the implications of warming climate...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122801/ala_122801ala0pm0030001.shtml
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Cod fisheries face future of uncertainty

...month by NMFS and Congress. On Nov. 30, the federal fisheries agency announced new measures to protect endangered Steller sea lions, including unexpected restrictions on the small-boat cod fishers of Homer and other coastal communities. The...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/123100/new_1231000004.shtml
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