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Coghill vows to work with Stedman on sea otter bounty bill

JUNEAU EMPIRE – The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday afternoon during a committee hearing that he will work with Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, on the Southeast Islands senator’s bill to provide a bounty for legally harvested sea otters — a proposal a legislative lawyer said is in conflict with federal law. continued

Local Petersburg fishermen urge support for sea otter bounty bill

Several Petersburg fishermen came out to support Senate Bill 60, implementing a $100 bounty on all sea otters taken legally under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Monday evening during the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly. The resolution that was proposed by the Assembly at the March 4 meeting was brought back to the table for discussion due to the interest of the residents and fishermen of the area. Local commercial fisherman Max Worhatch was the first to step to the microphone. continue