Just as the fishing season is getting underway in many Alaska communities, uncertainly looms about the impact of the current legislative budget impasse – one of several topics addressed in this week’s episode of Frontiers, airing Sunday, June 7.

In this Web Extra, two veteran fisheries journalists also weigh in on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting in Sitka, where the future of Alaska’s halibut fishery is at a crucial turning point. Will the Council decide to limit halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea, effectively reducing the catch for ground fish fleets?

Frontiers host Rhonda McBride talks with Laine Welch, producer of Alaska Fish Radio, and Andrew Jensen, editor of the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

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