Tag: habitat

Melting glaciers will bring many miles of new Pacific salmon habitat

Alaska is about to get thousands of miles of new salmon habitat — and how we manage that habitat will have long term implications for the salmon that find it. By the year 2100, melting glaciers will open up new watersheds containing thousands of miles of salmon habitat across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, according to an aptly titled scientific paper, “Glacier retreat creating new Pacific salmon habitat in western North America,” out recently in the journal Nature Communications.

Further protections urged for polar bears

A congressional subcommittee is urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide more protection for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act in the face of oil and gas development and growing impacts of climate change.

Arctic habitat protection sought for ice seals

In an effort to protect critical habitat for two ice seal species, in the face of melting Arctic sea ice, the Center for Biological...

Plan for funds for fisheries subsistence, habitat to OMB axed

A subcommittee of the Alaska House Fisheries Committee on March 19 voted down an effort to grab funding for the directors of the subsistence...

APA opposes Ballot Measure 1

By Crystal EnkvistFor The Cordova TimesBallot Measure 1, better known as the “Stand for Salmon” initiative, will negatively impact Alaska’s electric ratepayers by increasing...

Commentary: Invest your vote to protect habitat

In the fateful ways of fortune, we are fortunate to still have clean wild salmon habitat, the fortunate harvest of salmon we’ve come to...

CFBB endorses Ballot Measure 1

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay, a national coalition of fishermen, businesses and other fishing industry members, is adding its support for Alaska’s Ballot Measure...

Comment now on proposed hunting rules in national preserves

Comments are due by Sept. 6 on proposed changes in hunting regulations that would allow baiting brown bears, killing black bear mothers and cubs...

Commentary: Standing for salmon means standing up for jobs

By Marie Rose For The Cordova TimesDear Alaska Fishermen:A thick skin is required for this business. Direct competition is part of the job. To survive...

Volcanic ash, eelgrass threaten Chignik fisheries

NOAA Fisheries researchers studying the shallowing of the seafloor around Chignik, some 250 miles southwest of Kodiak, say combined forces of volcanoes and eelgrass...
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