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Pinks predicted to carry season, again

...That number, noted in an April 1 news release, is because of poor Taku River king salmon production.As most sport fishermen know, the department has three king salmon hatchery release sites in the Juneau area - Douglas Island Pink and Chum...
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...West Coast Seafood Processors Association said the fishing industry shared the concerns of conservation groups and sport fishermen who wanted to be sure that forage fish were protected.Paul Shively of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a conservation...
Empire Editorial: King salmon research is worth preserving

...Researchers, scientists, experts, commercial and sport fishermen, guides, subsistence users and policy-makers of its king salmon.King salmon are prized by sport fishermen, subsistence fishermen and recreational fishermen...
Southeast salmon escapement goals change to maximize returns

...all about finding a happy medium - an optimal goal for each stock.The new goals could impact both commercial and sports fishermen, based on the run, Heinl said.The state tracks escapement numbers based on the tight counts of each fish species...
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings

...discussions are peninsula based," he said. "Peninsula residents are involved from every facet whether they are sport fishermen, setnetters or drifters."According to the joint resolution, "Holding the meeting on the Kenai Peninsula would...
Alaska Editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...themselves buffeted on all sides by commercial and sport fishermen angry at the intrusion and fish allocation to the...of them have tried. In fact, many commercial and sport fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula have publicly supported one...
Empire Editorial: KSM: Leaving Alaskans with all risk, zero benefit

...It's a bad deal, should something go wrong, for the Alaska Native peoples of the region, the commercial and sport fisherman, the nearby U.S. national monument and the associated tourism industry, but more importantly, the natural resources...
High chinook return projected in 2014

...working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled...set bag and possession limits at one king salmon for sport fishermen. This year, that emergency order set it at three...
Alaska Editorial: A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

...Inlet meeting deal with Kenai Peninsula issues."Peninsula residents are involved from every facet whether they are sport fishermen, setnetters or drifters," Koch told the Clarion in a recent interview.But with the meetings in Anchorage over...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...125 miles east of Anchorage relies on the fishing and tourism industries. The sound is a playground for kayakers, sport fishermen and tourists.Exxon's Cornett said his company was bringing three planeloads of oil spill response workers from...


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