AK fish truce?

A Chinese desire to avoid economic self-mutilation might protect most Alaska salmon from the crossfire of a rumbling trade war between the Asian nation and President Donald Trump, multiple sources have told […]

Salmon fog

UPDATE: The entire Susitna River drainage has now been closed to king salmon fishing. Speed-dating the news for Alaska salmon 2018 – where down is up and up is down. Here we go: […]

Humpy invasion

  While West Coast Americans – Alaskans among them – worry and fret about farmed Atlantic salmon escaping to invade the Pacific Ocean  despite decades of failed stocking efforts aimed at helping them do […]

Unexpected bounty

News analysis Good news at last for salmon-loving Alaskans who’ve watched sockeye returns to the fabled Copper River spurt and falter this year. No, the Copper hasn’t witnessed the miraculous return of […]

A new Cook Inlet

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, a federal entity dominated by commercial fishing interests, has named a Cook Inlet salmon committee to establish policy for management of fish in federal waters within […]

Chitina shutdown

The bad news thousands of Alaskans dipnetters expected to hear is now official:   The Copper River personal-use fishery near Chitina will officially close at midnight Sunday and remain closed indefinitely. “I […]

Horrible timing

UPDATE: If you want a shot at Copper River salmon, go now. The 96-hour Chitina dipnet period that opens at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday could be the last for […]