Taku River

Chris Miller, left, Aaron Opp, and Jason Kolhase, right, work to remove sockeye salmon from their net on the fishing vessel Icy Bay in the Egegik district of the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery in this Juneau Empire file photo. While harvest of pinks, chums and silvers boomed in 2013, the Bristol Bay sockeye return was less than its recent 10-year average with about 16 million harvested. The Nushagak River in the Bristol Bay watershed was the lone bright spot for king salmon in 2013 with some 113,000 fish entering the river and allowing liberal fishing for all users.-Morris New Service file photo

Statewide king salmon decline points to outside forces

The summer of 2012 was tough for king salmon runs. Economic disasters were declared in the wake of poor returns on the Yukon and Kuskokwim… Continue reading


Forecast for Bristol Bay sockeye run down from ’12

The Alaska Board of Fisheries met this week in Naknek as residents and other permit holders were grappling with a sockeye forecast for 2013 that… Continue reading