The bad news some in the tiny, Alaska fishing port of Cordova were starting to expect came officially on Wednesday from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: The catch […]
Old is new
Retired Alaska Board of Fisheries member Al Cain is unretired, and non-commercial fishing groups from around the state are declaring victory. Gov. Bill Walker had been planning to replace Cain, a 62-year-old […]
A Chinook victory
A complicated and sometimes contentious Copper River salmon season is coming to an end with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game seemingly in position to declare mission accomplished. State fishery managers […]
Dipnet curtain falls
The big school of sockeye salmon swarming into upper Cook Inlet in time for the last weekend of the state’s most popular personal-use dipnet fishery wasn’t quite big enough to punch its […]
UPDATE: With weekend dipnetting on the Kenai River a bust and sockeye salmon returns badly lacking – the Saturday sonar count was a dismal 14,280 fish – the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]
Fish war on?
After the smallest Kenai River dipnet catch in eight years, there are hints that the little people of Alaska’s urban core might at last be arriving at the realization that they are […]
Salmon dipnet hurrah!
MOUTH OF THE KENAI RIVER – After a 36-hour respite from commercial fishing offshore in Cook Inlet, the sockeye salmon flowed steadily along the beaches here on Wednesday. The fishing was not […]