U.S./Canada Come To Terms On Salmon Harvest Agreement

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: The Pacific Salmon Commission has announced the conclusion of negotiations between the United States and Canada on the Pacific Salmon Treaty, resulting in a new 10-year harvest agreement. A diverse group of 59 Alaskans spent more than three years negotiating for … Read more U.S./Canada Come To Terms On Salmon Harvest Agreement

Slight Decrease In Alaska Duck Breeding As 2018 Season Nears

Ducks Unlimited released its 2018 waterfowl forecast Friday morning, and Alaskan duck numbers have been on a bit of a downswing. Here’s a snippet of the report: Farther north, in the Western Boreal Forest of northern Alberta, northeastern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories, the abundance of breeding ducks was down 13 percent from last … Read more Slight Decrease In Alaska Duck Breeding As 2018 Season Nears

Prince William Sound Sport, Subsistence Shrimp Season Will Close On Sept. 15

  (Anchorage) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) would like to remind anglers the 2018 Prince William Sound sport and subsistence shrimp season closes by regulation at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018. All Prince William Sound shrimp permits must be returned no later than October 15, 2018. Reporting is mandatory whether an angler used … Read more Prince William Sound Sport, Subsistence Shrimp Season Will Close On Sept. 15

EPA Awards Emissions Funding For Alaska Tribal Conference

The following press release is courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  (Seattle – September 12, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.6 million to three Northwest and Alaska tribal entities to reduce harmful diesel air emissions by replacing older diesel engines and generators. In Washington, the Lummi and Tulalip Tribes will receive funds, … Read more EPA Awards Emissions Funding For Alaska Tribal Conference

Alaska Duck Hunters Find Woolly Mammoth Tusk

Man unearths massive mammoth tusk in Northwest Alaska https://t.co/TGk624KCEH — (((Arlene E Reber))) (@shmoonie24) September 11, 2018 You never know what you might find while on a hunt. Case in point: The duck hunters who found a giant woolly mammoth tusk. The Anchorage Daily News has some details: Justin Schultze and a cousin were duck hunting … Read more Alaska Duck Hunters Find Woolly Mammoth Tusk

Congrats To The Young Winner Of The Valdez Silver Derby

I’ve been on vacation so apologies for not posting this sooner, but congratulations are in order for 8-year-old wunderkind Axsel Hutchinson for his win in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby.  Here’s the release from Valdez Fish Derbies:  VALDEZ, Alaska – Just one day after catching a 17.28 pound silver salmon in Valdez, Aksel Hutchinson was … Read more Congrats To The Young Winner Of The Valdez Silver Derby

Are Abundant Pink Salmon Hampering Other Fish, Seabirds?

  The following appears in the September issue of Alaska Sporting Journal:  BY CHRIS COCOLES  Though the smallest of salmon species, pinks appear to be taking an outsized bite of the available forage in the North Pacific and Bering Sea, and that’s affecting more prized stocks – even seabirds – according to a building body … Read more Are Abundant Pink Salmon Hampering Other Fish, Seabirds?