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 […]
Back to the future?
Out near the Bering Sea coast, the regional hub of Bethel, Alaska, just recorded its coldest November in 80 years and those to the east might want to take note. Why? First […]
Loving Alaska’s wildlife too much has nearly cost a Nikiski woman her life. According to Alaska State Troopers, 51-year-old Crystal Cook was trying to reunite a newborn moose calf and its mother […]
News analysis “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates […]
The humpy swarm
As Alaska putters toward what looks to be its worst commercial salmon season in almost 40 years – despite another banner season for sockeye in Bristol Bay – Cook Inlet streams […]
Shades of ’18
Along the southern edge of the Bering Sea, fishermen in Alaska’s Bristol Bay are enjoying yet another banner year, but to the east there are hints of the disaster of 2018. The […]
A draft of the latest look into the secret lives of Pacific salmon is now in print, and it echoes the key finding of the 2019 voyage of the R/V Professor Kaganovsky […]
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 […]
Reds in peril
A group of Canadian and West Coast U.S. scientists think they have an answer as to why returns of sockeye salmon to the Kenai, Copper and other Western North American rivers have […]