Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A black bear sporting numerous lacerations on its face hunts for salmon along Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Gov. Dunleavy names acting head of fish and game

The Republican governor’s office announced that Doug Vincent-Lang would take the job.

 

Students get an up close look at a salmon during an educational egg take trip to the Anchor River on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Eggs are harvested and fertilized, then sent back to each classroom so the students can watch them grow into fry. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students kick off Salmon in the Classroom program with egg take

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the organization Fish and Game gets the salmon from for the egg take event in the… Continue reading

 

A fisherman’s stringer of Kasilof River sockeye salmon caught in the personal-use dipnet fishery lies on the beach on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish and Game increases Kasilof sockeye bag limit

With the Kasilof River sockeye run safely within the optimum escapement goal, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will allow anglers to keep more… Continue reading

 

ADF&G responds to support for Round Island funding

Recent opinion pieces published in Alaska Dispatch News have called for additional information from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game regarding plans for the… Continue reading

Cotten named Fish and Game commissioner

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday appointed Sam Cotten to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cotten, who is currently… Continue reading

Johnstone quits Board of Fisheries

Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday, and a longtime Cook Inlet commercial fisheries advocate has been nominated to replace him. Gov. Bill… Continue reading

Judge rules for ADFG in lawsuit over 2013 salmon management

ANCHORAGE — A state judge ruled in favor of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in the lawsuit regarding the 2013 Cook Inlet salmon… Continue reading

Judge allows additional briefs in UCIDA lawsuit

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge ruled to allow additional information to be filed in the lawsuit regarding federal oversight of Cook Inlet salmon management. United… Continue reading

Public meetings set for HB 77

With the high level of attention received by House Bill 77, Sen. Peter Micciche has requested public meetings with leadership of the Department of Natural… Continue reading

Mat-Su blames drift fishery for poor runs

    Bruce Knowles, chairman of the Mat-Su borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, is urging sport fishermen to call Gov. Sean Parnell and tell him… Continue reading

Hunters being notified

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will notify hunters who applied for big game drawing hunts, Tier I and Tier II hunts by email… Continue reading