Tag: sockeye

Gone fish

NORTH KENAI BEACH – On these Alaska sands famous for July crowds, the people were few Saturday despite the clouds parting to let in the sun. But then no one comes here […]

Salmon Trumped

China might have decided against imposing tariffs on Alaska salmon off which Chinese businesses make an estimated $1.5 billion, but the Trump administration has taken a different view. As part of President […]

Salmon rising

UPDATE: This story has been updated with the Board of Fisheries meeting July 17 to discuss whether sockeye salmon runs are being reduced by the large production of hatchery pink salmon in […]

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 […]

Cordova disaster?

This story has been updated The Copper River commercial salmon fishery remain closed on Monday and with the return of Alaska’s pound-for-pound most valuable salmon looking a failure, most of the regions’ […]

Missing salmon

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.