Deadliest Catch’s New Normal: A Deadly Virus And Meeting Crab Quotas

The following appears in the May issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: Deadliest Catch’s Sig Hansen, captain of the crabbing boat Northwestern, says “paranoia” was a common theme for the crews of the vessels that fish the Bering Sea during a season made even more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (DISCOVERY CHANNEL) BY CHRIS COCOLES Eight crabbing … Read more Deadliest Catch’s New Normal: A Deadly Virus And Meeting Crab Quotas

Alaska Fishermen Concerned About Climate Change And The State’s Salmon Fishing Future

The following is courtesy of SalmonState: JUNEAU, ALASKA—As the 2021 salmon season kicks off, Alaska fishermen are calling on Congress, the Biden Administration, and Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to take decisive action to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.The call from fishermen, delivered by video, (link here) is tied to phenomena that should concern … Read more Alaska Fishermen Concerned About Climate Change And The State’s Salmon Fishing Future

SalmonState Applauds State Legislature Vote To Prevent Board Of Fisheries Appointee (Updated)

Here’s reaction from SalmonState: JUNEAU—SalmonState applauds the Alaska Legislature’s overwhelming 41-18 vote to reject Abe Williams’ appointment to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Williams, who was nominated by Governor Dunleavy, is a long-time employee of the Pebble Limited Partnership, which made him absolutely the wrong choice for a seat on the board that is traditionally … Read more SalmonState Applauds State Legislature Vote To Prevent Board Of Fisheries Appointee (Updated)

SalmonState Hopes POTUS “America The Beautiful” Plan Includes Protecting Tongass NF And Bristol Bay (Updated)

First, here’s the official Department of the Interior release: WASHINGTON – Today the Biden-Harris administration outlined a vision for how the United States can work collaboratively to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support and sustain the nation. The recommendations are contained in a report released today, outlining a locally led and voluntary nationwide … Read more SalmonState Hopes POTUS “America The Beautiful” Plan Includes Protecting Tongass NF And Bristol Bay (Updated)

Yukon River Closing To King Salmon Sport Fishing

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Yukon River King Salmon Sport Fishery Closed  (Fairbanks) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Division of Sport Fish is closing the Yukon River drainage (excluding the Tanana River drainage) to sport fishing for king salmon, effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 10, … Read more Yukon River Closing To King Salmon Sport Fishing

Lingcod Regulations Announced For Southeast Alaska Fisheries

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Southeast Alaska 2021 Lingcod Sport Fishing Regulations For The Southern Southeast Area (Ketchikan) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been established for the … Read more Lingcod Regulations Announced For Southeast Alaska Fisheries

Herring Bay Hatchery King Salmon Limits Increasing

The following is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Hatchery King Salmon Limits Increased In Herring Bay Area (Ketchikan) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that the bag and possession limit for all anglers in the terminal waters of Herring Bay, from June 1 through July … Read more Herring Bay Hatchery King Salmon Limits Increasing