Discovery Channel Will Honor Gold Rush Patriarch John Schnabel

I didn’t have much grandpa experience – my mom’s father passed away before I could ever meet him and my paternal grandfather died when I was not quite 6 (but I do have memories of him bouncing me on my knee and eating his homemade Greek fries). But having watched multiple episodes of Discovery Channel’s … Read more Discovery Channel Will Honor Gold Rush Patriarch John Schnabel

Lawsuit Filed To Protest Genetic Salmon

    Several plaintiffs have banded together to file a lawsuit protesting the Food and Drug Administration’s approva of a genetically engineered salmon product. Here’s some info on the lawsuit: A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever … Read more Lawsuit Filed To Protest Genetic Salmon

Alaska Salmon Fishing Forecast A Decrease

  Alaska fishing industry writer Laine Welch’s recent report about the 2016 salmon forecast features a sharp drop in total catch. Here’s Welch via the Capital City Weekly: The preliminary numbers released by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game call for a total catch of 161 million salmon this year; the 2015 harvest topped … Read more Alaska Salmon Fishing Forecast A Decrease

‘So You Want to be a Fisherman?’

Book Chronicles a Commerical Angler’s Coming-of-Age Experience by Dave Atcheson Lancer, June 1984 Who, in their earliest  20s, could be anything but unsure of themselves, yet so much less cautious about  taking a chance? That was me: New to Alaska, wide-eyed and willing to go anywhere life took me. So it was with barely a hesitation that I climbed into … Read more ‘So You Want to be a Fisherman?’

Deadliest Catch Returns On Tuesday

We just finished up an interview with 23-year-old Sean Dwyer, who just finished his rookie year captaining a crab fishing vessel chronicled on the new season of Discovery Channel’s hit show, Deadliest Catch. Look for our story on him for our May isssue, but tune in tonmorow for the Season 12 premiere. Here’s the Discovery … Read more Deadliest Catch Returns On Tuesday

Aleutians Volcano Erupts

Living anywhere along the West Coast means two potential geological hazards: earthquakes and volcanoes. Anyone who lives in southern Washington experienced the power and fury of Mother Nature during the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. On the isolated Aleutian Islands off the Alaskan coast, an 8000-foot volcano cleared its throat on Sunday. Here’s the Associated … Read more Aleutians Volcano Erupts

RIP To Parker Schnabel’s Grandfather

Sad news today, as Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel’s beloved grandfather, John, has passed away.  From People: “We couldn’t have asked for a better father, grandfather and overall family man,” the Schnabel family tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “He was a true legend and we appreciate all of your love and support as we celebrate … Read more RIP To Parker Schnabel’s Grandfather