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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Commercial fishermen in Alaska’s Cook Inlet are accusing the state of a decades-long conspiracy to drive them out of business by allowing too many salmon to enter the Kenai River. Their argument […]
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 […]
With the summer fishing season fast approaching in Alaska, the United Cook Inlet Drifters Association (UCIDA) was back in federal court this week demanding an immediate federal takeover of salmon management in […]
COVID hits kings
Alaska’s first big, commercial salmon fishery of the season will open this week sans what has become the traditional Seattle fanfare. Blame COVID-19. With Seattle restaurants still in lockdown to slow the […]