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

Gulls descend on cleaning tables

Cries of “fish on” and the splash of jumping silver salmon are welcome signs that after years of no activity, the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon… Continue reading

Fishing superstitions no laughing matter when success counts

My wife and I relearned a lesson over the last week and it wasn’t pretty. Since The Fishing Hole has been handing out silver liked… Continue reading

If you can’t catch anything, imitate success

Now that the silvers are starting to enter the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, it’s time for some of you to pause and try to figure… Continue reading

Trooper Reports

July 10 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted a 37-year-old Anchorage man and a 43-year-old Homer woman personal-use dip netting at Kasilof and cited them for concealing… Continue reading

NMFS seeks more information on recreational fishing impacts

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working to improve its data on the impacts of recreational fishing. The agency recently announced corrections to its “Fisheries… Continue reading

Recreational saltwater fishing policy in the works

The National Marine Fisheries Service is working on a draft policy that could incorporate more consideration of marine recreational fishing in management actions. The agency,… Continue reading

Small gift may help someone catch fish

As I wander around during the week shooting the breeze with shore anglers, I’m amazed to find that many aren’t carrying a tide book either… Continue reading

State Trooper Report

May 25 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 44-year-old Wasilla man for sport fishing in Deep Creek with a treble hook in waters only open to… Continue reading

Report details commercial fish industry’s value to U.S.

Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National… Continue reading

Sac roe herring fishery starts early

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association hoping purchase of hatchery will revitalize fishery

Pink salmon fishing in Lower Cook Inlet could soon be revitalized as the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association finalized its purchase of the Port Graham Hatchery… Continue reading

Kenai angler catches 1st place in king tourney

Fishing off an area commonly known as the bluffs, Kenai angler Raymond B. Tepp and his two buddies were about to reel in and move… Continue reading