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Wild pink salmon came in stronger than expected

Prince William Sound’s 2021 commercial salmon fishery proved challenging in the midst of a second year of the global novel coronavirus pandemic and increasing climate change, with harvesters delivering nearly 70 million salmon valued at an estimated $121.49 million.

Young takes aim at offshore fish farms

In his 46 years as Alaska’s lone representative in Congress, Rep. Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska’s waters with the onset of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976, and today he is intent on doing the same with offshore fish farms.

Conservation measures planned for SE Chinooks

Extensive conservation measures will be in effect through the duration of Chinook salmon runs for the Stikine and Taku rivers in 2019, due to...

Copper River silver harvest reaches 302,000 fish

In a last hurrah for 2018, commercial harvesters in the Copper River added another 2,000 cohos to their silver salmon catch, to bring their...

PWS salmon harvest nears 24M

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound are edging closer to the 24 million fish mark, with the catch to date still way behind...

Sockeyes are elusive, chums looking strong

Another week has gone by with no Copper River district opener, while up in the Coghill District the chum salmon have shown up, weighing...

Fish Factor: Nice pay day coming for salmon harvesters

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen.There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest...

Kings looking good, sockeyes are slow

Updated at 4:00 p.m., May 18Early reports for the 2018 opener of the famed Copper River salmon fishery are that the Chinooks are looking...

Fish Factor: Commercial fishing ranks high as a dangerous job

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, with a fatality rate that is 23 times higher than for all...

No further action on Chinook PSC for trawlers

Federal fisheries managers have indefinitely postponed further action on modifications to Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limits for Gulf of Alaska trawl catcher vessels...
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