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Young salmon, such as this silver (coho) shown above, winter in the Anchor River. ADFG biologists borrowed the fish, along with other salmon and sticklebacks, to show to about a dozen people during a field trip to Anchor River conservation sites on March 5. The fish was returned unharmed to the channel where it was caught.-Photos by Shana Loshbaugh

Variety of groups join forces to preserve the Anchor River

At first glance, the Anchor River seems remote and wild. After all, Anchor Point is small, even by Alaska standards, and the river’s headwater streams… Continue reading

Young salmon, such as this silver (coho) shown above, winter in the Anchor River. ADFG biologists borrowed the fish, along with other salmon and sticklebacks, to show to about a dozen people during a field trip to Anchor River conservation sites on March 5. The fish was returned unharmed to the channel where it was caught.-Photos by Shana Loshbaugh

Alaska Supreme Court to consider setnet ban initiative later this year

The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance filed its final brief with the Alaska Supreme Court on March 5 to allow a ballot initiative that would ban… Continue reading

Bumper crop of pinks expected

Bumper crop of pinks expected

Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run… Continue reading

Bumper crop of pinks expected

Scientists, managers and public connect at Kachemak Bay Science Conference

In an ideal world, science would enlighten us about how the things around us work, and managers would use that knowledge to steward resources in… Continue reading

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine… Continue reading

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

If the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s preseason forecast for the early run of chinook salmon on the Kenai River proves to be accurate,… Continue reading

Alaska seafood featured by Princess Alaska cruises

Alaska seafood featured by Princess Alaska cruises

A new partnership between Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, and Princess Cruise Lines will bring more Alaska seafood onboard Princess’ Alaska cruises. Princess Cruise… Continue reading

Alaska seafood featured by Princess Alaska cruises

Walmart launches ‘The Alaskan’

ANCHORAGE — Walmart announced on Jan. 28 the launch of an in-store brand, The Alaskan, for sale in every Alaska Walmart Supercenter and 20 Washington… Continue reading

Initiative all about greed, not saving Kenai’s kings

Initiative all about greed, not saving Kenai’s kings

As you are out and about during this unusual winter, a clipboard-wielding stranger might approach you and ask if you want to save king salmon.… Continue reading

Initiative all about greed, not saving Kenai’s kings
Chenault asks Walker to consider tossing out fish board

Chenault asks Walker to consider tossing out fish board

People across the state, including House Speaker Mike Chenault, are questioning the Board of Fisheries’ unanimous vote to not even interview one of the apparently… Continue reading

Chenault asks Walker to consider tossing out fish board

Pollock fishery now happening off Homer

A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test… Continue reading

Let’s protect Bristol Bay

Let’s protect Bristol Bay

Too few Alaskans know the humbling beauty of the Alaska Peninsula and the imposing journey into Bristol Bay. But over the past nine years, I… Continue reading

Let’s protect Bristol Bay
Inclusive transition team earns high praise

Inclusive transition team earns high praise

The newly elected “unity team” of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have received praise from all sides about their inclusive transition team… Continue reading

Inclusive transition team earns high praise
Bristol Bay’s big run may hurt prices in Cook Inlet

Bristol Bay’s big run may hurt prices in Cook Inlet

Bristol Bay is expecting a sockeye salmon harvest topping 40 million fish next year, including the southern Alaska Peninsula. That’s bound to challenge harvesters and… Continue reading

Bristol Bay’s big run may hurt prices in Cook Inlet

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

Thank you, Sandy

A rock for Kachemak Gear Shed has retired. For 23 years Sandy Crane served customers for the Gear Shed. We will miss his smiling face,… Continue reading

Don’t be fooled by initiative

Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities around the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks… Continue reading

Study looks at potential of buyback in Bristol Bay

Study looks at potential of buyback in Bristol Bay

The Bristol Bay salmon fishery is one step closer to a potential buyback program with the release of a report by Northern Economics, commissioned by… Continue reading

Study looks at potential of buyback in Bristol Bay

Please Vote Fish

If the smell of a fresh caught Salmon  in the last moments of its focused taking  registered, and returned,  in memory and senses as you… Continue reading

Pike poisoning under way in Soldotna

SOLDOTNA — They couldn’t have timed it better. As the last of the interagency team of invasive northern pike killers stepped off Derks Lake on… Continue reading

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