National Marine Fisheries Service plans workshops on harbor seal protections

The National Marine Fisheries Service will conduct workshops in Juneau and Yakutat on April 22-23, seeking public comment on vessel interaction with harbor seals in glacial fjords. Yakutat, a community of 622 at the top of Alaska’s  Panhandle, has one of the highest uses of subsistence resources in the state, and harbor seals are the backbone of its subsistence food. continued