Red swamp crawfish turning up in Alaska

Warming oceans have brought news of many new and invasive species in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports… Continue reading

Column wraps up for season, not fishing

Now that we are beginning the slow tumble into the deep fall season where land hunts rule, don’t forget the stunning silvers and steelhead swaggering… Continue reading

Life-saving tips: Learn to swim, wear a PFD

Last Monday I opened a voicemail from my compadre Turk. He was so riled up that residual smoke leaked out of the receiver. He started… Continue reading

Fishing Hole: Fun for all ages

Tom Schroeder’s got time on his hands. So much time he’s booked about 150 hours so far this season at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon,… Continue reading

Fishermen concerned by Young’s MSA changes

Congressman Don Young, never a friend to environmentalists but never before a foe of fishermen, is coming under fire for his proposed changes to the… Continue reading

Ruffner doesn’t win legislative approval

The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from… Continue reading

Banks seek to up fishing presence

The rationalization of federal fisheries has created a healthier environment for Alaska banks to underwrite commercial fishing industry loans. Alaska’s banks had a healthy 2014… Continue reading

Legislature considers personal use fishing

A bill that has been filed and failed every year since 2009 that would create a priority for personal use fishing seems to be getting… Continue reading

Fishermen arriving for Winter King Tournament

Fishermen from around the state began showing up in Homer today for the annual Winter King Salmon Tournament. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor… Continue reading

Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization moves forward

Almost 40 years ago, without regard for the conservation of our fisheries or the needs of the Alaskan people, foreign fishing fleets dominated the waters… Continue reading

Cordova tops in state with most commercial fishing boats

United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013… Continue reading

Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday,… Continue reading

Time to empower, employ next generation

Alaska is one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than five billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters… Continue reading

Let’s stop waste of Alaska fish

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Bill Walker and submitted for publication. As an Alaska resident, commercial fisherman throughout the 1970s and… Continue reading

Workshop aims to help commercial fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association holds a free injury prevention workshop, “Strains, Sprains and Pains: Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen,” from 6-7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Fishermen get hands-on with marketing their harvest

From Sitka to Kodiak, small, independent commercial fishermen are taking an increasingly hands-on role in marketing their own fish. Rhonda Hubbard and her husband Jim… Continue reading

Book drop aims to spawn talk about salmon

On Sunday, Two Sisters Bakery saw the usual morning commotion, but this time it was happening away from the counter line. In the far corner… Continue reading

New plan helps Mat-Su sport fishing interests

While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan… Continue reading

Adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regs sought

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda… Continue reading

Adjustments to Cook Inlet fishery regs sought

Cook Inlet stakeholders are asking the state Board of Fisheries to consider more changes to area fisheries this winter. Fishery participants have submitted nine agenda… Continue reading