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

Lower peninsula streams closed until July 15

Because of low king salmon runs, an emergency order issued Wednesday by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closes all sport fishing for any… Continue reading

Fishing picking up at Nick Dudiak lagoon

Last week I reported that the king run at The Fishing Hole had been about as productive as trolling from a boat and trailer being… Continue reading

Youth Fishing Day set for Saturday

The Memorial Day weekend was primo if you were into mucking around the beaches for assorted clam-type life forms and enjoyed broiling your snow colored… Continue reading

Fishing for ‘social justice’?

The following quote is found in the May 9, 2013 Homer News Seawatch column: “We argue that only access to commercially caught fish will increase… Continue reading

Homer group receives grant for electronic monitoring

Homer-based North Pacific Fisheries Association has received a $147,400 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Fisheries Innovation Fund grant for a two-year project to use electronic… Continue reading

Cook Inlet’s commercial fisheries define region’s culture, traditions

Summer is almost here and there is a very obvious tension on the Kenai Peninsula related to the role of salmon in local communities and… Continue reading

New research: All fisheries important to food security on peninsula

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has used elements of a recently released study about food security on the Kenai Peninsula to assert that commercial fishing… Continue reading

More register than fish for Sound shrimp

Prince William Sound is a busy place these days with three ongoing fisheries that are open entry, not requiring IFQ ownership or a limited entry… Continue reading