2021 Southeast Alaska King Salmon Fishing Regulations Finalized

The following updates are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Southeast Alaska Regional King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2021 (Juneau) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2021 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March … Read more 2021 Southeast Alaska King Salmon Fishing Regulations Finalized

USACE Shuts Down Alaska Among Pebble Partnership Appeal Process

After Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that the state would be part of the rejected Pebble Mine permit appeal process, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Alaska’s appeal, while the Pebble Partnership will be allowed to make its case. Here’s more from the Alaska Journal of Commerce: Pebble Limited Partnership can appeal the denial … Read more USACE Shuts Down Alaska Among Pebble Partnership Appeal Process

$50 Million In Federal Aid Pandemic Relief Headed To Alaska Fishing Industry

Here’s more from the Associated Press via the Anchorage Daily News: “It really was a balance between getting the funds out quickly and developing a spending plan with the input of affected fishery participants,” said Alaska Department of Fish and Game Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker. The final details of the plan were published on Thursday. … Read more $50 Million In Federal Aid Pandemic Relief Headed To Alaska Fishing Industry

Conservation Groups React To BC-Alaska Transboundary Program Report

The following is courtesy of SalmonState, Salmon Beyond Borders, Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission and United Fishermen of Alaska SOUTHEAST ALASKANS RESPOND TO RELEASE OF AK – BC REPORT, HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR TRIBAL AND FEDERAL LEADERSHIP TO PROTECT INTERNATIONAL SALMON RIVERS Juneau, AK – The State of Alaska and the Province of British Columbia released yesterday … Read more Conservation Groups React To BC-Alaska Transboundary Program Report

UTBB Posts Full-Page Ad Message To POTUS Over Pebble Mine Protections

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay has been one of the most vocal opponents of the Pebble Mine, and as the proposed plan has been, for now, denied, the push to offer permanent Bristol Bay protection continues. Here’s a screen shot and the full text of the ad that’s running in Politico, courtesy of a … Read more UTBB Posts Full-Page Ad Message To POTUS Over Pebble Mine Protections

ADFG Clarifies Regs On Susitna River King Salmon Fishing Restricted To Catch-And-Release Only

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: (Palmer) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is issuing a correction to a previous emergency order dated January 22, 2021, that unintentionally limited the fishing area on the Deshka River. All waters normally open to king salmon fishing on the Deshka River … Read more ADFG Clarifies Regs On Susitna River King Salmon Fishing Restricted To Catch-And-Release Only

Deadliest Catch Captains Make Mask Wearing PSA

Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel’s popular series that will begin its 17th season this spring on Discovery and Discovery Plus, and with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging – even as vaccines begin to offer hope – the importance of wearing masks hasn’t been lost on Deadliest Catch’s skippers such as former subjects of profiles in ASJ, … Read more Deadliest Catch Captains Make Mask Wearing PSA