Alaska Fishing Delegation Heads To Washington

?   The following press release is courtesy of the Fishing Communities Coalition:   Representatives of the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and the Alaska Marine Conservation Council– both members of the nationalFishing Communities Coalition (FCC) – were in Washington, DC, this week urging lawmakers to resist shortsighted efforts to weaken fishing communities by undermining key Magnuson-Stevens Act accountability provisions. In meetings with Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. … Read more Alaska Fishing Delegation Heads To Washington

How Will Trump Plan For Budget Cuts Affect Fisheries?

As the Trump administration proposes budget cuts amid concern that it will raise the federal deficit, what will the cuts do to the country’s fisheries? The Anchorage Daily News has more on the possible shockwaves: Off the top, the spending plan unveiled Feb. 12 cuts the budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by … Read more How Will Trump Plan For Budget Cuts Affect Fisheries?

Sign Of The Apocalypse? Weird Fish Washing Ashore In Alaska

Rare, ‘weird-looking’ 70-pound frozen fish washes ashore in Haines https://t.co/xupEujlFLH pic.twitter.com/N64qZulxjT — Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) February 18, 2018 Strange creatures few can identify washing ashore in Alaska? Sounds like a bad plot spin-off of Sharknado. Per the Anchorage Daily News, something at least close to this happened in Alaska: The brown, frozen animal Rietze … Read more Sign Of The Apocalypse? Weird Fish Washing Ashore In Alaska

“Dakota” Fred Hurt Diving For Riches In Gold Rush Spinoff

The following appears in the February issue of Alaska Sporting Journal: BY CHRIS COCOLES The Dakota Boys are back in Alaska.  Never mind that Fred Hurt and his son Dustin both have connections to the oilfields and offshore drilling waters of Texas and Louisiana, fans of the Discovery Channel series Gold Rush got to know Fred based … Read more “Dakota” Fred Hurt Diving For Riches In Gold Rush Spinoff

Alaska Sportfishing License Sales Drop

Here’s the Kenai Peninsula Herald on a drop in total Alaska sportfishing licenses purchased in 2017 after an increase in licensing fees the previous year.: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s sportfishing license sales fell last year, even while its revenue from license sales increased. The department was expecting the decline, though, said Division of … Read more Alaska Sportfishing License Sales Drop

New EPA Alaska Region Head Talks Pebble Mine

Pebble Mine opponents recently won a round when the Enviornmental Protection Agency backtracked from a previous decision that opened a door for the project to proceed. But realistically, the conflict is far from over and both sides will continue to throw punches. But the EPA’s decision to hold off on giving the green light was … Read more New EPA Alaska Region Head Talks Pebble Mine