Sportfishing’s Concern Over New Board Of Fisheries Appointee

Alaska Governor Bill Walker has made a lot of fishing-related news lately. Earlier this week, Walker requested that the state’s Pacific cod fishery be declared a federal disaster.  And his appointment of commercial fisherman Duncan Fields to the Alaska Board of Fisheries will likely stir up some ill will among the state’s sportfishing sector for … Read more Sportfishing’s Concern Over New Board Of Fisheries Appointee

Bacteria Detected In Alaska Dall Sheep And Mountain Goats

  The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:  A strain of bacteria known to cause pneumonia in Lower 48 bighorn sheep has been detected for the first time in Alaska Dall’s sheep and mountain goats. Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (Movi, for short), described as a respiratory bacteria that can cause disease … Read more Bacteria Detected In Alaska Dall Sheep And Mountain Goats

USFWS Refuge System Has A Birthday Today: Its 115th

Happy Birthday to @USFWSRefuges ??! Today is the anniversary of when the very first national #wildliferefuge was established 115 years ago. No matter where you live or travel, they're close: https://t.co/tMQul8AfWH pic.twitter.com/qp3gRmrmhO — US Fish and Wildlife (@USFWS) March 14, 2018 The following press release is courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Refuge … Read more USFWS Refuge System Has A Birthday Today: Its 115th

King Salmon Sport Fishing Catch-and-Release Only for Deshka and Yentna Rivers; Remaining Susitna River Drainage Closed

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: In favor of protecting returning king salmon and increased fishing opportunities in the future, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is implementing the following sport fishing regulation restrictions which will be effective 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, July 13, 2018, for … Read more King Salmon Sport Fishing Catch-and-Release Only for Deshka and Yentna Rivers; Remaining Susitna River Drainage Closed

Governor Walker Asks For Government Help To Aid Cod Fishery

.@AkGovBillWalker calls for federal disaster declaration for Pacific cod fisheryhttps://t.co/Nrj0nCPZKZ pic.twitter.com/9IqgNLQS6P — FSologists Alaska (@FSologists_AK) March 13, 2018 The Alaska Pacific cod fishery wasn’t expected to be very productive if not downright critically bad in 2018,  and Governor Bill Walker led a plea for help from the feds to brace for a possible freefall of … Read more Governor Walker Asks For Government Help To Aid Cod Fishery

Alaskan Wins Skiing Gold In Paralympics

I did it! Raced my way to a Gold and silver medal in the Paralympics of @pyeongchang2018 Still two more races left! Couldn’t be more honored to be on the podium with some awesome competitors and friends! Watch live at https://t.co/wAfNdxk9A7 and NBCSN pic.twitter.com/NMMtcHtKAM — Andrew Kurka (@Andrew_Kurka) March 11, 2018 Alaskan skiers made their mark … Read more Alaskan Wins Skiing Gold In Paralympics