Alaska, Other Regions Will See Same Drop In 2018 Halibut Catch Limits

Excellent Alaska fishing industry writer Laine Welch penned a piece today in the Alaska Journal of Commerce about the drop in expected halibut catch limits after the governing body was not able to come up with updated numbers in a 2018 meeting. Three regions in both the U.S. and Canada will be affected. Here’s Welch … Read more Alaska, Other Regions Will See Same Drop In 2018 Halibut Catch Limits

Reuters: After EPA Reversal, Pebble Mine Company’s Shares Drop

After the Environmental Protection Agency did an about-face on Friday and applied the brakes on the greenlighting the Pebble Mine project “at this time” – per EPA head Scott Pruitt in his statement – Reuters reports this morning that Northern Dynasty Ltd., the face of the mining operation, took a pretty big financial hit as a … Read more Reuters: After EPA Reversal, Pebble Mine Company’s Shares Drop

EPA Announces Further Research On Pebble Mine Risks

  The following press release is courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is following through on his promise to restore the rule of law and process to the previous Administration’s action to restrict mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska.  As a result of Administrator Pruitt’s actions last … Read more EPA Announces Further Research On Pebble Mine Risks

Racing Through Alaska Into The Olympics

  The following appears in the January issue of Alaska Sporting Journal  BY CHRIS COCOLES Coming back from Russia with gloves – not to mention skis, poles and boots – Sadie Bjornsen wanted to get back to the Winter Olympics.  Four years after the cross-country skier who now lives and trains in Alaska competed for Team USA … Read more Racing Through Alaska Into The Olympics

Board Of Fisheries Southeast Chinook Plan Wasn’t Embraced Much

The Alaska Board of Fisheries is taking some blowback – and maybe even regretting its decision on upcoming Chinook regulations – after its Southeast Alaska meetings wrapped earlier this week . Here’s Alaska Public Media’s Robert Woolsey on Chinook salmon initiatives for several Southeast Alaska rivers: The “action plan” adopted by the Board of Fish — … Read more Board Of Fisheries Southeast Chinook Plan Wasn’t Embraced Much

Warmer Winter In Alaska Creating Dangerous River Conditions

It’s been a warmer than usual winter in Alaska – granted, it’s a balmy 9 degrees in Anchorage as I type this – but shaky ice formation in several Alaska rivers are cause for concern considering the number of subsistence hunters that cross usually frozen-solid waterways throughout the state. From the (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion: The … Read more Warmer Winter In Alaska Creating Dangerous River Conditions

The Ground Was Shaking In Alaska

-BW #earthquake #tsunami #alaska #akgov pic.twitter.com/alSFVbuPpb — Bill Walker (@BillWalkerAk) January 23, 2018 As a native Californian, I’ve experienced my share of earthquakes over the years, and many Alaskans are used to the ground shaking in their fault-heavy state. So by all accounts most of the state is taking in stride the massive 7.9 earthquake that … Read more The Ground Was Shaking In Alaska