Grayling Getting Stocked Again Into Interior Lakes

According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska Interior lakes are again being stocked with grayling after a budgetary hiatus that ended the program in 2015. Here’s News-Miner outdoors editor Sam Friedman: Grayling occur naturally in Interior Alaska rivers. They’ve been stocked off and on in Interior lakes since 1952. At the size at which they’re released … Read more Grayling Getting Stocked Again Into Interior Lakes

Governor Walker Wants More Seats On Board Of Fisheries

After his controversial decision of appointing another commercial fisherman, Duncan Fields, to an open – and traditionally reserved for someone in the sportfishing industry – Alaska Department of Fish and Game Board of Fisheries council, Alaska Governor Bill Walker thinks adding more board members is the way to go. Yesterday, the Fairbanks News-Miner reported that … Read more Governor Walker Wants More Seats On Board Of Fisheries

Alaska To Receive $51 Million Of Federal Funding For Fish And Wildlife

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced allocation for states’ fish and wildlife agencies, and the state of Alaska will receive  $51 million in funding, trailing only Texas ($52 million) for most money distributed. Here’s part of Interior’s press release: Allocations of the funds are authorized by Congress. To date, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Read more Alaska To Receive $51 Million Of Federal Funding For Fish And Wildlife

More Sheep, Goats Are Carrying Bacteria (Update)

The cases of bacteria being found in Alaska wild sheep and goats are growing. From the Fairbanks News-Miner:  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday afternoon that an additional nine Dall sheep and three mountain goats have tested positive for Mycoplasma ovipneumonia and that these animals were found over a wide range of … Read more More Sheep, Goats Are Carrying Bacteria (Update)

Sportfishing’s Concern Over New Board Of Fisheries Appointee

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has made a lot of fishing-related news lately. Earlier this week, Walker requested that the state’s Pacific cod fishery be declared a federal disaster.  And his appointment of commercial fisherman Duncan Fields to the Alaska Board of Fisheries will likely stir up some ill will among the state’s sportfishing sector for … Read more Sportfishing’s Concern Over New Board Of Fisheries Appointee

Bacteria Detected In Alaska Dall Sheep And Mountain Goats

  The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:  A strain of bacteria known to cause pneumonia in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected for the first time in Alaska Dall’s sheep and mountain goats. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movi, for short), described as a respiratory bacteria that can cause disease … Read more Bacteria Detected In Alaska Dall Sheep And Mountain Goats