Yukon River

Sportfishing businesses can apply for Cook Inlet 2012 salmon disaster relief

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is now accepting applications from sportfishing businesses in Cook Inlet for $4.6 million in disaster relief funds from the… Continue reading

 

450 inlet fishermen receive aid

More than 1,000 Alaska fishermen will share in $7.5 million worth of payments to mitigate the 2012 fisheries disaster in Cook Inlet and on the… Continue reading

 

Fishery disaster fund plan moving forward

Cook Inlet and Yukon River commercial fishermen could receive direct payments as part of the 2012 fishery disaster relief aid this fall.According to a National… Continue reading

 

Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

Editor’s note: This is the 10th and final part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   King salmon… Continue reading

Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG
Joe Edwards of Houston, Texas, watches as his king salmon weights in at 16.2 pounds at the Douglas Harbor for the Golden North Salmon Derby in August of 2011. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau said the 28-inch size limit for chinook salmon, while intended as a conservation measure, may be removing fast-growing fish from the population over time.

A king without a crown: Chinook vulnerable to ocean forces

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.” Alaska’s long-lived monarch — the king… Continue reading

Joe Edwards of Houston, Texas, watches as his king salmon weights in at 16.2 pounds at the Douglas Harbor for the Golden North Salmon Derby in August of 2011. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Juneau said the 28-inch size limit for chinook salmon, while intended as a conservation measure, may be removing fast-growing fish from the population over time.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries has an open regulatory process, with all members of the public allowed to submit proposals for management to be considered by the seven-member board. Each state waters fishery is considered once every three years, with occasional issues taken up sooner if the board chooses. Here, Chairman Karl Johnstone presides over the Pacific cod meeting held this past October in Anchorage. The longest meeting is for Upper Cook Inlet, which takes two weeks and will begin in late January 2014. -Photo by Michael Dinneen, Morris News Service - Alaska

Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”   For a young state, Alaska… Continue reading

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has an open regulatory process, with all members of the public allowed to submit proposals for management to be considered by the seven-member board. Each state waters fishery is considered once every three years, with occasional issues taken up sooner if the board chooses. Here, Chairman Karl Johnstone presides over the Pacific cod meeting held this past October in Anchorage. The longest meeting is for Upper Cook Inlet, which takes two weeks and will begin in late January 2014. -Photo by Michael Dinneen, Morris News Service - Alaska
What’s become of the Yukon kings?

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

What’s become of the Yukon kings?
Salmon species other than kings thriving in Alaska

Salmon species other than kings thriving in Alaska

Editor’s note: This is the second part of the Morris Communications series “The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon.”    On a bright July… Continue reading

Salmon species other than kings thriving in Alaska
William S. Morris III, Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co.

The case for conserving the Kenai king salmon

By William S. Morris III Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co. For many years we have watched the ebb and flow of salmon in Alaska’s waters;… Continue reading

William S. Morris III, Chairman and CEO/Morris Communications Co.

Bycatch helping to feed Alaskans

Bycatch in Alaska’s commercial fisheries is a touchy subject. Discussions at the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council about capping bycatch for salmon and halibut in… Continue reading

Symposium yields no easy answers on season’s low king salmon counts

 Salmon researchers, managers, and users gathered in Anchorage Oct. 22 and 23 to talk about what happened to chinook salmon around Alaska this summer.The simplest… Continue reading

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