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My Turn: Home runs: Celebrating Southeast Alaska's salmon forests

...harvest and 25 percent of all commercially-caught salmon on the Pacific coast. A full 95 percent of Alaska's pink salmon harvest and 80 percent of our coho are wild runs born and raised on the streams, rivers and estuaries of the Tongass National...
ERC Editorial: Farmed Atlantic salmon for sale in Juneau - what's up with that? Indeed, for the last four years running, Southeast Alaska has been home to the largest and most lucrative salmon harvest in the state.Farmed salmon is an absolute threat to Alaska's commercial fishing industry. Escaped Atlantic salmon...
Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...that forecasting the 2015 pink salmon harvest in Southeast "was made higher than any other pink salmon harvest since commercial fisheries began...improved our ability to forecast pink salmon harvests in Southeast Alaska," Heinl...
Sealaska talks sustainability, shared success at conference

...protecting other resources, like the salmon streams."We're doing everything possible to not negatively affect salmon harvests," Mallott said. "We're working with the fishing industry and with scientists."Sealaska isn't just a timber...
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...The commissioners' letter lists "important and serious concerns" Alaskans have expressed about a mine upstream of salmon harvest areas: "the potential long-term water quality and fish habitat effects in the Unuk, Bell-Irving and Nass rivers...
2013 saw largest salmon harvest ever

...a pink salmon. Last year's salmon harvest was Alaska's largest ever...behind 1988's $724 million salmon harvest, according to ASMI's numbers...Biology and economics drove 2013's salmon harvest success, Fick said. The stars...
2013 Alaska salmon harvest breaks record with historic number of pink salmon

In 2013 Alaska saw the largest salmon harvest ever, with more than 272 million fish caught in total, according to a release this week from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute...
Average SE pink salmon harvest predicted in 2014

KETCHIKAN (AP) - Records numbers of pink salmon caught in southeast Alaska waters in 2013 should return closer to average numbers next year, according to state biologists.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicts a commercial catch of about 22 million pink salmon in Southeast, the Ketchikan Daily News reported ( ).Fishermen this year caught a whopping 94 million pink salmon.
Salmon species other than kings thriving around state

...preliminary numbers show sockeye salmon harvest at about 29.5 million and coho...said there are differences in salmon harvest numbers by region - no matter...for 2013. In contrast, king salmon harvest numbers made up less than a tenth...
My turn: Let's prioritize wild Alaska salmon

...a mainstay of our diet, and a keystone species.The Tongass produces almost one-third of Alaska's overall salmon harvest from less than 5 percent of the land base. There's a reason for this. By and large, this region still has healthy...


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