Brucella Bacteria Detected In Mulchatna Caribou Herd

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Dillingham) – Caribou and reindeer, especially in northern Alaska, are known to be infected with a bacteria, Brucella suis biovar 4, that causes a disease known as rangiferine brucellosis. These bacteria are mainly spread amongst caribou from contact with birthing fluids during calving. … Read more Brucella Bacteria Detected In Mulchatna Caribou Herd

Board Of Fisheries Taking Proposals About 2021-22 Fishing Regulations Until May 10

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Alaska Board of FisheriesTHE ALASKA BOARD OF FISHERIES CALLS FOR PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE SUBSISTENCE, PERSONAL USE, SPORT, GUIDED SPORT, AND COMMERCIAL FISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE BRISTOL BAY FINFISH, ARCTIC, YUKON, KUSKOKWIM FINFISH, ALASKA PENINSULA, BERING SEA, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS AND CHIGNIK FINFISH AREAS, and STATEWIDE FINFISH … Read more Board Of Fisheries Taking Proposals About 2021-22 Fishing Regulations Until May 10

Alaska Project Doc To Be Live Streamed Feb. 5 During Badlands Film Festival

In October, we featured a memorable Yukon River fishing and hunting trip among several outdoor writers and filmmakers as part of a documentary titled Alaska Project. The full film will be shown virtually as part of the Badlands Film Festival on Feb. 5. There will be more information released as the event gets closer. Here’s … Read more Alaska Project Doc To Be Live Streamed Feb. 5 During Badlands Film Festival

Alaskan Fisheries Respond To POTUS Climate Change Initiatives (Update)

The following is courtesy of SalmonState: Juneau, AK – Alaskan fishermen expressed a combination of relief and optimism as the Biden Administration released its federal plan to address climate change. Having long been aware of the need to address a rapidly changing climate. Climate change is among Alaskan fishermen’s top concerns according to a 2020 survey of … Read more Alaskan Fisheries Respond To POTUS Climate Change Initiatives (Update)

Pacific Northwest Salmon Report Presents Bleak Outlook, Putting Alaska On Notice

Here’s more from SalmonState: Juneau, AK: On January 20th, Washington State’s Recreation and Conservation Office and the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office released a sobering report warning that Washington’s wild salmon populations are “teetering on the brink of extinction” with the majority of their runs in threatened or endangered status. In the report, habitat loss and climate change … Read more Pacific Northwest Salmon Report Presents Bleak Outlook, Putting Alaska On Notice

State Sets 2021 Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon Season

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Soldotna) – The 2021 Kenai River early-run king salmon preseason projection is for approximately 4,400 large (> 34 inches) king salmon. This projection falls within the optimal escapement goal (OEG) of 3,900 to 6,600 large king salmon. As directed by 5 AAC 57.160 Kenai River … Read more State Sets 2021 Kenai River Early-Run King Salmon Season

Several Fairbanks-Area Lakes Closed With Some Designated For Catch-And-Release Fishing Only

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Fairbanks) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is continuing the restrictions on Bathing Beauty Pond and Kimberly, Bear, Moose, and Polaris lakes, effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Sport fishing at Kimberly Lake remains closed. For Bathing Beauty Pond and Bear, … Read more Several Fairbanks-Area Lakes Closed With Some Designated For Catch-And-Release Fishing Only