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Projections for king salmon are low once again.
They’ve gotten support in Sitka and Juneau.
Juneau could lose out on $400,000 annually.
If the outlook proves true, 2019 will be the fourth-lowest run in 34 years of records
Citing concern over a lack of public notice, peninsula officials have asked the Alaska Board of Fisheries to rescind its decision to move the location… Continue reading
While federal fisheries are expected to open on time despite the ongoing partial shutdown of the government, there will be effects on fisheries in Alaska.… Continue reading
As another year draws to a close, the seafood industry seems to be facing even more uncertainty than usual, with some groundfish stocks cratering, salmon… Continue reading
The Southeast Alaska Seiners Association is spearheading another effort to reduce the size of the salmon fleet with another buyback, similar to the one in… Continue reading
Though pink salmon harvests are ahead of what they were in 2016, the last comparable run-size year, they are still significantly below the forecast level.… Continue reading
Alaska’s salmon have been much fewer and significantly later this year. From Southeast Alaska to Kodiak, fishermen have been wringing their hands all season as… Continue reading
With participants from a broad swathe of the salmon spectrum, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s Classic Roundtable discussion Wednesday focused on new research and management… Continue reading
Evening on the Kenai River these days takes the sun down earlier but brings the salmon up to the surface early. From the boardwalk at… Continue reading
Sockeye anglers can again hit the Kenai River this week. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order Tuesday reopening the Kenai… Continue reading
The trade war between the U.S. and China is amping up for Alaska’s commercial fishermen. In June, China announced its intentions to levy a 25… Continue reading
The silver salmon tease the fishermen on the Kenai River. A few inches away from an angler’s bobber, a silver salmon’s dark back will flick… Continue reading
The state has filed charges against four commercial fishermen accused of illegal harvesting salmon in a bay south of Homer. Alaska Wildlife Troopers wrote in… Continue reading
Though he’s only here for about a month each summer, Paul Coleman knows many of the fishermen on the Kenai River bank in Soldotna. Through… Continue reading
With the Kasilof River sockeye run safely within the optimum escapement goal, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will allow anglers to keep more… Continue reading
Tuesday night brought a ray of sunshine, a high tide and a fresh bloom of fish into the mouth of the Kasilof River, straight into… Continue reading
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is closing the Kenai River entirely to sockeye salmon fishing for the rest of the season. Effective Saturday… Continue reading