"Alaska Tribe Nominates Pribilof Islands Area For Sanctuary"

"JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska Native tribe has nominated for consideration as a national marine sanctuary an area around the Pribilof Islands that supports Stellar sea lions, northern fur seals and other marine life.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that it had agreed to add the nomination of Alaĝum Kanuux, or Heart of the Ocean, by the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island to a list of areas it could consider for designation as a marine sanctuary.

The agency notes that the addition of a place to the list is no guarantee it will become a sanctuary."

The Associated Press had the story June 8, 2022.

Source: AP, 06/10/2022