salmon

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Supreme Court approves Stand for Salmon ballot initiative

The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative for this fall’s elections, but not before deleting some provisions that violate the Alaska Constitution.

 

Fish board denies emergency petition on hatchery permit

The Board of Fisheries declined to take up an emergency petition related to hatchery pink salmon production in Prince William Sound, though members agreed the… Continue reading

 

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

 

Despite DNR decision, coal mine could happen

Alaska salmon scored a partial victory this week, but PacRim’s coal mine could still happen. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted an… Continue reading

USDA buys $22 million in canned Alaska salmon

Icicle Seafoods and Peter Pan Seafoods have each offloaded millions of dollars worth of stockpiled canned salmon, courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture.… 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

Gage Templer Conley

Gage Templer Conley was born at 2:47 a.m. Sept. 2, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lisa and Brad Conley. He weighed 8 pounds, 10… Continue reading

Wild weather here, but fishing still fair

Well that was a pretty wild weekend. High tides, high winds, a dash of termination dust and snagging opened at the Nick Dudiak Lagoon.  Surfers… Continue reading

Will high-tech fish freezing come to Spit?

A thawed salmon filet that tastes the same as a fresh one? Is this too good to be true? A group that calls itself Ocean… Continue reading

Anglers should remember manners

One of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes the… Continue reading

Anglers should remember manners

O ne of the golden perks associated with writing this column is the cornucopia of remarkable posts that land in the R.E.I. gmail inbox.  Sometimes… 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

Nick shares recipe for salmon brine

Things have continued to roll along in the silver fishery along the east side of The Spit.  Remember last week when I hinted that if… Continue reading

Fish while you can; time zooming by

Wow, did we somehow pick up a serious tail wind of time since this column’s seasonal debut? Come on, Aug. 6 already? It seems like… Continue reading

Splash Bash celebrates good work

On behalf of Cook Inletkeeper’s board and staff, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to Bishop’s Beach last Thursday… Continue reading

Fishing? Know what you’re catching

I have received an unusual amount of email asking how to report angler evil-doers to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers without tying up 911.  The local number… Continue reading

Sockeye harvest tops ’14 as Bristol Bay run nears state’s forecast

Bristol Bay’s late-arriving sockeye run has contributed to a healthy commercial harvest of more than 47.6 million sockeye statewide, though some fisheries have yet to… Continue reading

Salmonfest casts a wider net

The first year of Salmonfest, the event formerly known as Salmonstock, promises the compelling combination of musical entertainment and salmon habitat conservation efforts that have… Continue reading

Bristol Bay sockeye run makes late surge

Bristol Bay lived up to its reputation for unpredictability as a bizarre late rush of sockeyes has surged into fishermen’s nets nearly a week past… Continue reading

Silvers pickier than pinks (and taste better, too)

Let’s face it. Putting the hammer on silvers while they are cruising beneath our inlet waters or doing acerebral loops inside the infamous Nick Dudiak… Continue reading