More bad news came Thursday for usually salmon-rich Alaska. Weekend king salmon fisheries on the creeks of the lower Kenai Peninsula are being shut down with the fishing season just getting underway.
Yet again, Alaska’s long, difficult struggle with subsistence is in the news. This time the fight is over a gillnet in the Kenai River.
A federal agency wants to end a tiny subsistence, gillnet salmon fishery in the Kenai River for almost the exact same reason — bycatch — that more than 43,000 Alaskans in […]