Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted a West Coast ban on new commercial fisheries for forage fish, the little fish that big fish and seabirds depend on for food.The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the ban by unanimous vote while meeting...
Big king salmon wins Homer tournament for Kodiak fisherman

...anglers, Olsen fished alone on his Hewescraft, an open 18-foot-vessel with no cabin.That alone made landing the big fish quite a feat. Call him the Ambidextrous Angler - piloting the Sea Alaska, reeling in the 30-pounder and then netting...
Bigger fish

...up to the numbers it had in the early 1990s, releasing about a million coho every year."At the beginning next year, we should see the combined effect of larger fish and more coho overall," Focht said. "Everyone likes bigger fish."
Spring Kings looking to catch fishermen

...the person who brings in the biggest fish will get $100. The person who brings in the biggest fish of each week will get $500. The...earn a $125 cash prize for the biggest fish in their group.There's also...
Lineman's long trip from Mississippi to Ketchikan

...shown me all the great things about Ketchikan. I've hiked up Dude Mountain and Deer Mountain. I've also caught bigger fish than I've ever caught before," Elliott said. "They have inspired me to do a lot of things in life I thought were...
A family affair

...according to the Golden North Salmon Derby website, the biggest fish caught was a 27.9-pound king by Max Mielke. The...his dad Friday morning and had already reeled in "two big fish" by 11:35 a.m. He said it was "hard" to reel...
482-pound halibut caught near Glacier Bay

...July 4 holiday week. Phillips took McGuire and three other passengers aboard his charter boat to one of his favorite big fish spots in Icy Strait, near Lemesurier Island, in about 130 feet of water.The giant halibut hit an octopus fished just...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

Alaska has the image of being a man's land. We have big fish, big bears and big dog sled races. But did you know Alaska also leads the nation in empowering women?The Last Frontier has...
John VanEpps

...after retiring from their jobs. John enjoyed fishing on his boat "The Cod Father" (too bad Diane always caught the bigger fish!) and with friends and family anywhere from Alaska to Minnesota to Mexico. John was huge football fan, "Go Minnesota...
In the Stacks: New picture books

...Look for these and other titles in the New Book shelves in the children's areas at each public library.Jangles: a BIG fish story, written and illustrated by David Shannon. Better sit down for this tall, tall tale of Jangles, the biggest...


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