Seawatch: Salmon Task Force efforts falter at NPFC meeting

The task force is an advisory committee set up to respond to a successful lawsuit.

 

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby winner Jason Schuler, left, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, poses with his 224.2-pound fish on July 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. To the right of the fish is Captain Daniel Donich of Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service. Schuler caught the fish on Donich’s boat, the Optimist. (Photo provided)

Homer Chamber of Commerce ends halibut derby

2019 winner will be the last in a long history.

 

Reeling ‘Em In: Smoky days didn’t stop Nick from catching some righteous cohos

Last week was a bit wild with the fire flare ups, road closures and hanging smoke. Until the winds finally showed up, the inside of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know

It’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.

Reeling ‘Em In: Blackmouths getting bigger at Fishin’ Hole

Things are much better this season compared to the last go around

Seawatch: Late-stage chinooks not as safe as thought

“It has been assumed that the early stage in the ocean is more dangerous”

Ed Jones, of the Alaska Department Fish and Game, speaks at a King Salmon Symposium at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ed Jones, of the Alaska Department Fish and Game, speaks at a King Salmon Symposium at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle

They’ve gotten support in Sitka and Juneau.

In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Contributed photo/Michael Humling, U.S. Fish Wildlife Service Spring Chinook Salmon.

2019 king outlook below average

If the outlook proves true, 2019 will be the fourth-lowest run in 34 years of records

Contributed photo/Michael Humling, U.S. Fish Wildlife Service Spring Chinook Salmon.

Peninsula officials ask fisheries board to rescind decision, reschedule vote

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

Sea Watch: Fed shutdown affects fisheries

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

Sea Watch: Seafood industry faces more uncertainty

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

Poor runs prompt southeast salmon fleet buyback

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

A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Pink salmon harvest below forecast, slightly up from 2016

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

A pink salmon fights to escape an angler’s hook Aug. 24, 2016 near the Soldotna Visitor’s Center in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)
A brailer bag full of commercially-caught salmon is hoisted up to the Snug Harbor Seafoods dock for processing on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Kenai. (Clarion file photo)

Sockeye harvest down, run later than usual

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

A brailer bag full of commercially-caught salmon is hoisted up to the Snug Harbor Seafoods dock for processing on Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Kenai. (Clarion file photo)
(From left) Alaska Salmon Fellows Mary Sattler Peltola and Ben Stevens, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and Cook Inlet east side setnetter Ken Coleman listen as North Pacific Fishery Management Council member and charter captain Andy Mezirow talks during a panel at the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s Classic Roundtable event on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Roundtable discussion focuses on salmon sustainability, culture

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

(From left) Alaska Salmon Fellows Mary Sattler Peltola and Ben Stevens, Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and Cook Inlet east side setnetter Ken Coleman listen as North Pacific Fishery Management Council member and charter captain Andy Mezirow talks during a panel at the Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s Classic Roundtable event on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)
A boat motors down the Kenai Rier just upstream of Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Sockeye reopen on Kenai with late run

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

A boat motors down the Kenai Rier just upstream of Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)