Bill would decrease regs on smaller boats

A bill is currently making its way through Congress that could save a world of hassle and possible expense for smaller boat fishermen. The bill… Continue reading

Federal fishing act getting attention

Commercial and recreational fishermen in the United States are hoping that an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act will address a misnaming issue that has unjustly… Continue reading

Personal-use fisheries go largely unchanged

After nearly a full day of board deliberations on 25 proposed regulatory changes, the Cook Inlet’s personal-use fishery remains largely unchanged in the midst of… Continue reading

Some fishing for solutions

ANCHORAGE — Change is hard. The evolution of commercial setnetting in the Cook Inlet is no different. As king salmon runs continue to decline, keeping… Continue reading

Time to save kings is now

I have been fishing the Kenai River for 20 years and over the past years I have noticed a drop in size of the fish… Continue reading

Conservation should come first

I have been a Kenai Peninsula resident for more than 10 years and have sport  fished in Alaska for nearly 60 years. I was a… Continue reading

Council supports Homer drift fleet

The Homer City Council waded into statewide fisheries politics at its Monday night meeting, but it got a lot of support from the Homer salmon… Continue reading

Area fishermen air concerns; officials listen

Suspicious of being targeted by state law enforcement, Russian Old Believers who fish in Bristol Bay met with state officials in December to discuss their… Continue reading

Law governing federal fisheries getting public comment as it gets updated

Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA, governing federal fisheries, is slowly making its way through the system, with House Committee on Natural Resources Chair… Continue reading

What’s become of the Yukon kings?

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in the Morris Communications series, “The case for conserving Kenai king salmon.”   The Yukon River draws into its… Continue reading

While kings drive news, sockeyes drive area’s economy

Editor’s note: This is the third in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” There are very few things that… Continue reading

D.C. impasse may hurt Bering Sea crab fishery

The on-going impasse in Washington, D.C., that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of federal workers being furloughed is imperiling the Bering Sea king crab… Continue reading

Iowa angler wins halibut derby jackpot

For Gene Jones, an angler from Bellevue, Iowa, it seems a long time — and a long wait — since he reeled in a 236.2-pound… Continue reading

Charter captains question halibut proposal

With no budget for travel to hold an information workshop or take public comments at a hearing, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries officials held… Continue reading

Still time to put fish in freezer (or canner or smoker or soup pot or…)

As August starts to slowly glissade (“butt scoot” for those of you who consider outdoor recreation as playing “Big Fish” on an iPad) itself down… Continue reading

Activity picking up around The Fishing Hole

Lately there have been growing rumors about silvers lurking outside The Fishing Hole.  Until noon Monday I thought those tales were being generated by fishermen… Continue reading

Halibut dining on herring, squid

This summer the “Reeling ‘Em In” gmail inbox has been busier than a confessional booth on the day after Mardi Gras.  There have been questions… Continue reading

Halibut changes on table

A revised version of the controversial halibut catch sharing plan is once again back up for federal review.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National… Continue reading

Long days, big tides add to fishing action

Take a cosmic bucket full of solstice time, dump in huge tides along with hordes of panicked bait fish firing out of the water while… Continue reading

Fishing has been better; pay attention to emergency orders being released

The king run at The Fishing Hole has been fluctuating from being on the verge of comatose to somewhat entertaining with patient fin hunters nailing… Continue reading