No sooner had the Alaska commercial salmon season begun amid reports of sky-high prices for Copper River kings and sockeyes than fishing was put on hold for lack of fish. Gillnetters were […]
CHITINA – On the beach here in the dim light of the midnight sun at 3 a.m. with the sand spotted with the blood and scales of sockeye salmon bludgeoned to death […]
A newly released report on the “Blue Economy” from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development contains nary a mention of Alaska, but it is stuffed full of bad news […]
The bell curve that no Alaskans wanted to see flatten started late, peaked early and is now falling fast as state fishery managers begin to worry about whether they will be able […]
Where are they?
Unusually low returns of Chinook and sockeye salmon to rivers and streams along the northern rim of the Gulf of Alaska have fisheries scientists wondering what has happened in the wake […]
Commercial fishermen had their nets in the waters off the mouth of the Copper River on Monday even though the return of sockeye salmon to one of the 49th state’s most fabled […]
As Alaska salmon processors head into the fishing season hopeful of dodging the perils of the pandemic, a new report on the meat and poultry industries paints a portrait of a problem-filled […]
Finally a hint of good news for the isolated fishing port of Cordova that has been in a tailspin since fall when a cash-strapped state of Alaska cut ferry service. Then came […]
Iced out salmon?
The season of the salmon in the year of the COVID is not starting off well in the 49th state. A dismal opening for the fabled Copper River salmon fishery on Thursday […]
If Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is reading the New Yorker, he must now realize it’s time to resign, quit, thrown in the towel, run for […]