Hawaii & Alaska
Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

Run of 48.9 M sockeyes forecast for Bristol Bay in 2020

Bristol Bay’s sockeye salmon fishery is forecast to produce a run of nearly 49 million fish in 2020, with a harvest of 34.56 million reds, exceeding the harvest forecast of 26.11 million fish in 2019, when fishermen actually caught over 43 million reds.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

New marine life forming in beach pools near Kilauea volcano

HONOLULU — New marine life has formed in pools at a black sand beach created by the Kilauea volcano eruption, according to researchers in Hawaii.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

Oceans of discovery

The new Kauai ocean discovery facility is finally coming, said Jean Souza, the program specialist with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the Pacific Islands Region.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

Hawaii: Ewa Beach Residents Want Marines To Take Another Look At Retaining Wall

USACE says it’s fine but Hawaii’s top coastal management official calls the project part of a “death knell” for the islands’ beaches.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

Opinion: Iceless in Alaska

The progressive loss of sea ice in summer has serious implications for animals and for indigenous people

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

Hawaii ‘OK’ in beach report

LIHUE — A new report from the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation gives Hawaii a “C” in coastal management as it relates to climate change. It also suggests the rest of the state should model themselves after Kauai and Maui counties in their beach-management plans.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

Proactive Beach Management Measures Underway In Waikiki

Sea-level rise and coastal storms require us to develop innovative erosion control plans based on proven science.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

Alaska Struggles to Finance its Aging Fleet of Ferries

This year’s budget calls for a $56 million state subsidy — a compromise between the Legislature and Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s original proposal of $21.8 million, which would’ve resulted in shutting the system down in October.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

Hearing addresses offshore energy reserves for Alaska

An Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing conducted last week examined Alaska offshore energy reserves as well as federal revenues received from energy development as well as programs that share those revenues with state, local, and tribal governments.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

NOAA proposes humpback whale habitat protections

The proposed critical habitats will not affect fishing or recreational boating

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

Major project begins to tackle erosion hotspot on Oahu’s most famous shoreline

WAIKIKI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews have started working on a new fix for an erosion hotspot in Waikiki.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

Honolulu’s Proposed Beach Park Rules Are Long Overdue

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input on new regulations that are a welcome step toward better park management.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

Hawaii: Some say gates blocking beach access in a private Kailua community isn’t fair

The public has a right to access all beaches in Hawaii, which is why newly locked gates have people upset in Kailua.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

There's A Better Way To Replenish Waikiki's Sand

Unfortunately, the state is using the same old technology that destroyed the beach in the first place.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

Deadly Algae Are Creeping Northward

In a warming ocean, Alexandrium algae are shredding marine food webs—and disrupting beloved Alaska traditions.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

Hawaii: Public is often too close to monk seals, study finds

Want a selfie with a Hawaiian monk seal. Don’t get too close. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers recently conducted a of how social media can play a role not only in monitoring the public’s interaction with endangered monks seals in Hawaii, but in research, education and conservation.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

Tilapia Invasion in Hilo Highlights Risk of Introduced Species

A new influx of Nile tilapia in Hawaiʻi Island waters is concerning biologists.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

The business of climate change

The sea level is predicted to rise at least 3.2 feet by the end of the century, and it’s already impacting coastal areas in Hawaii, as the ground beneath highways and shoreline buildings starts to erode.

International
Fisheries

Canadian Province Needs to Do More to Prevent Environmental Incidents in Aquaculture, says Premier

Premier Dwight Ball says government needs to work with industry leaders to make sure an event like the die-off of over 2.6-million salmon on the province’s south coast, never happens again.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

Hawaii: Council passes climate resolution despite some doom-and-gloom from Chung

HILO — The Big Island is officially facing a climate crisis, according to a resolution unanimously passed Wednesday by the Hawaii County Council.

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