Governor asks feds to buy surplus salmon

...that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year.Parnell made the request...year ago and the advance price paid to fishermen down about 33 percent.USDA said a decision...emergency funds to market pink salmon.Fishermen, like farmers, have boom and bust years...
Photo: Catch of the Day

A local fisherman holds up his catch of the day Friday afternoon, two king salmon caught from the public dock adjacent DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...that the minimum treaty goal has been reached.The decline in king salmon has led to fishing restrictions for subsistence fishermen who live along the river and depend on the salmon for food. This year, all fishing for kings - subsistence, commercial...
Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Nome

NOME - A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.KNOM reported Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July...
Public comment period opens for KSM mine

...River." Meanwhile, hundreds of Alaskan tribal members, fishermen and business owners feel differently. KSM's parent company...are caught by both Canadians and Alaskans. Alaskan tribes, fishermen and businesses are concerned about the KSM mine, with its...
Parnells to host annual Juneau picnic food will be the fare, including 200 pounds of salmon donated by John Moller. Moller works as a commercial fisherman and also as the governor's rural affairs adviser.For those wanting more traditional picnic food, there will also be hot...
Arts calendar

...July 10Author talk, noon, Alaska State Historical Library. Ross Cohen will discuss his book, "Owning the Ocean: Alaska Fishermen and the Japanese "Invasion" of Bristol Bay, 1937-1938." Free and open to the public.Tlingit Language Learners Group...
Downtown bridge fishing raises concerns

...Reeve told the council he's looked at some options already, including floats that could be built and provided to the fishermen as an alternative.Council member Dick Coose expressed concerns about possible liability with that idea.
SHI aims to rebuild stocks to culturally, archaeologically indicated levels at historical locations's too much money."Partly because of that, some scientists don't think recent egg deposition at Auke Bay, around Fishermen's Bend, is exciting news. They say "spot spawning" - isolated pockets of spawn - happen every year. "We get periodic...
Summer books roundup

...Friends" by David R. Olson. (Patos Island Press, June 2014)"Bonded by Water" author Dave Olson, a former commercial fisherman in Ketchikan, shares biographical stories from the lives of his family members and other Ketchikan residents. His father...


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