State Announces Ongoing Shrimp Fishery Closures

The following press releases are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Juneau Area Section 11-A Remains Closed to Sport and Personal Use Pot Shrimp Fishing in 2021 Juneau- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the sport and personal use (PU) pot shrimp fisheries in the Juneau area will … Read more State Announces Ongoing Shrimp Fishery Closures

East Cook Inlet Clamming Areas To Remain Closed For 2021

(Homer) – All east Cook Inlet beaches remain closed to sport clamming in 2021 to allow adult razor clam abundances to continue to rebuild. The closure is effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, January 1 through 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. The closure prohibits the taking of any clam species from the mouth of the Kenai River … Read more East Cook Inlet Clamming Areas To Remain Closed For 2021

Lawsuit Will Challenge Roadless Rule For Tongass NF

Here’s a press release from a group of several tribal, conservation and environmental groups: JUNEAU – Alaska’s 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest, sometimes called America’s Amazon, has faced a grave threat since the Trump administration stripped away critical safeguards against logging by exempting it from the federal Roadless Rule just before the election. Today, a wide-ranging … Read more Lawsuit Will Challenge Roadless Rule For Tongass NF

Congress Approves Funding For SE Alaska Transboundary Water Monitoring Work Near BC Mining Areas

The following is courtesy of Salmon Beyond Borders and partners: JUNEAU, AK—Led by the Alaska Congressional Delegation, the U.S. Congress has approved more than $3.62 million dollars for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to continue baseline water quality monitoring at the international border for Southeast Alaska’s transboundary rivers, and to shore up U.S. Department of … Read more Congress Approves Funding For SE Alaska Transboundary Water Monitoring Work Near BC Mining Areas

Several Mat-Su Valley-Area Lakes Open To Fishing

The following updates are courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Five New Stocked Lakes to Open to Fishing in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley (Soldotna) – Sport fishing will be allowed at East and West Mackey, Sevena, Union, and Derks lakes; however, the retention of all species of fish is prohibited at these lakes. These … Read more Several Mat-Su Valley-Area Lakes Open To Fishing