ADFG: Hunters Should Adhere To Travel Mandates

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Juneau) – Health Mandate 012 – Intrastate Travel states, β€œall instate travel between communities, whether resident, worker, or visitor, is prohibited unless travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs.” The purpose of this mandate is to control the movement … Read more ADFG: Hunters Should Adhere To Travel Mandates

State Denies Request For Out-Of-Season Moose Hunt

A Native group – the Tanana Chiefs Conference – requested to Alaska Department of Fish and Game to open up an Interior moose hunt after fear of a food shortage. Here’s more from the Fairbanks News-Miner: Most villages in Interior Alaska have now implemented travel restrictions, which may result in increased food insecurity. As a … Read more State Denies Request For Out-Of-Season Moose Hunt

ADFG Reassures That Fishing Is Open Provided Anglers Adhere To Social Distancing

The following is courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game: There appears to be some confusion regarding an announcement the Department made today regarding sport and personal use fishing. The Department understands the value of these activities to Alaskans and supports Alaskans having the opportunity to get out and fish to feed their families … Read more ADFG Reassures That Fishing Is Open Provided Anglers Adhere To Social Distancing

Polaris Lake Open to Catch-and-Release Fishing

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Fairbanks) β€“ The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is opening Polaris Lake, located on Eielson Air Force Base (EAFB), to catch-and-release sport fishing for all fish species effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020. Kimberly Lake, in the North Pole area, will remain … Read more Polaris Lake Open to Catch-and-Release Fishing

New Board Of Fisheries Appointee Is Pebble Partnership Director Of Regional Affairs

The Alaska Board of Fisheries appointed Abe Williams to its board. Williams is a fourth-generation commercial fisherman. He’s also the director of regional affairs for the Pebble Partnership, which wants to build a mine in the Bristol Bay region, which has been met with fierce opposition over fears about the impact on Bristol Bay’s salmon … Read more New Board Of Fisheries Appointee Is Pebble Partnership Director Of Regional Affairs

Alaska Board Of Game To Convene Over Hunting Regulations

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Board of Game: Notice is given that the Alaska Board of Game (Board) is calling a special meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm. The purpose of the special meeting is to develop board generated proposals on the following topics to be scheduled for … Read more Alaska Board Of Game To Convene Over Hunting Regulations

Dillingham Mayor, Tribal Council Ask Governor To Close Bristol Bay Fishery

The potential to spread COVID-19 among Alaska fishing boats prompted a letter to Governor Mike Dunleavy in consideration of shutting down the Bristol Bay fishing season. Here’s more from KTUU: Both the city council and the tribal council had previously passed an emergency ordinance and declaration addressing the threat that the influx of thousands of … Read more Dillingham Mayor, Tribal Council Ask Governor To Close Bristol Bay Fishery