Racing For Dad

    Editor’s note: You don’t get to be Atz Kilcher without experiencing life as Yule Kilcher’s son. Atz, the patriarch of the homesteading family that’s featured on Discovery Channel’s Alaska: The Last Frontier, had to please his dad’s demanding expectations while living as normal a childhood as he was allowed to do. Atz’s younger life is chronicled in his … Read more Racing For Dad

Massive Drop In Gulf Of Alaska Cod Catch Rate Expected

  Kodiak officials prepare for "disaster": An 80 percent decline in Gulf cod catches in 2018. https://t.co/MNo6XlJy5l — Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) December 18, 2017 Longtime Alaska fisheries writer Laine Welch had an Anchorage Daily News report on what appears to be a catostrophic prediction for the Gulf of Alaska cod fishing catch rate for … Read more Massive Drop In Gulf Of Alaska Cod Catch Rate Expected

How Bears Might React To Hunts Outside Alaska

Interesting piece in the Jackson Hole (Wyoming) News and Guide about the impact of hypothetical grizzly bear hunting in Wyoming as potential new regulations are considered in that state and others regarding potential hunting seasons for grizzlies. Reporter Mike Koshmrl had this to say about Alaska’s bear hunting numbers compared to the Lower 48: Biologist Rick … Read more How Bears Might React To Hunts Outside Alaska

Board Of Fisheries Accepting Fishing Regulations’ Proposals

  The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: The Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) is issuing its 2018/2019 Call for Proposals seeking proposals for changes in the subsistence, personal use, sport, guided sport, and commercial fishing regulations for the Bristol Bay finfish, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim finfish, Alaska Peninsula-Aleutian Islands-Chignik finfish, … Read more Board Of Fisheries Accepting Fishing Regulations’ Proposals

Board Of Fisheries: Changes To Copper, Susitna River Fisheries

  The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fisha and Game’s Board of Fisheries: During the December 1–5 Board of Fisheries meeting in Valdez, the board considered 11 proposals that would change subsistence, personal use, or sport fishing regulations within the Upper Copper River and Upper Susitna River drainages. The board … Read more Board Of Fisheries: Changes To Copper, Susitna River Fisheries

Town Hall Meeting Discussing Pebble Mine

Anchorage TV station KTUU was on the scene on Wednesday when a town hall meeting in Anchorage discussed the Pebble Mine  (here’s some video too). Here’s more from reporter Kalinda Kindle on the meeting that included opponents of the mine. The CEO of Pebble Parternship, Tom Collier, who announced a smaller-scale version of the mining plan in … Read more Town Hall Meeting Discussing Pebble Mine

Halibut Catch Rate Expected To Drop

The Anchorage Daily News (the paper returned to its old name after it was known as the Alaska Dispatch News ) reports on concerning news for commercial halibut fishing in 2018.  Here’s the ADN‘s Laine Welch: After announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the industry learned last week that Pacific halibut catches are … Read more Halibut Catch Rate Expected To Drop

Study Depicts How Hypoxia Affects Fish

  Really interesting report from the U.S. Forest Service (see the above video) on the effects of hypoxia  on fish. Here’s the USFS with more on the condition that occurs when living creatures don’t receive proper amounts of oxygen: You’ve probably heard of-or even seen-the massive die-offs of fish that sometimes occur in lakes and coastal areas … Read more Study Depicts How Hypoxia Affects Fish