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Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...spiritual fishing rights. The court also noted the religious exemption sought would have to apply to all Yup'ik subsistence fishermen, and such an action would have hurt the king run.The fishermen argued they have a spiritual right to fish for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/plaintiffs-decide-against-appeal-alaska
State | AK legislature
'Water Is Life' Film Fest kicks off March 4

...the Inside Passage Waterkeeper's debut video, "Water is Life," which shares the stories of commercial and subsistence fishermen, business owners, tribal leaders, and residents of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Telegraph Creek. The film festival...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/water-life-film-fest-kicks-march-4
Outdoors
Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...cut by 60 percent in western Alaska rivers during times of weak runs. The groups say scores of Alaska Native subsistence fishermen are forced to go without much of their traditional and critical source of food because of tight restrictions imposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alaska-groups-seek-cut-salmon-caught-po
State
Empire Editorial: King salmon research is worth preserving

...health of its fisheries is linked to the health of its king salmon.King salmon are prized by sport fishermen, subsistence fishermen and recreational fishermen alike. There's a reason they're called "kings."When the Parnell administration...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/empire-editorial-king-salmon-research
Opinion
My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...of jobs in Alaska in favor of short-term profits. Citizens, thank you for looking at the facts and supporting our efforts to protect this place. ? Joe Faith is a commercial and subsistence fisherman and attorney from Dillingham.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-are-spotli
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

BETHEL - The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon fishing on the Kuskokwim River during a weak run in 2012.Attorneys...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-28/alaska-appeals-court-hears-subsistence-
State
Mercury in Fishes Study Released, Measurable Levels Detected in Alaska National Parks

...toxins over their lives than other species of fish. They are not consumed in great quantities by either sport or subsistence fishermen so the risk to people is likely low, but variable given location and frequency of fish consumption. The extent...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-18/mercury-fishes-study-released-measur
Outdoors
Fishermen suggest moratorium on Yukon king fishing

...Stickman said. "The moratorium may or may not influence the 2015 projected run, but it will unite the rural subsistence fishermen toward a goal, potentially for the common good."Biologists estimate that just 76,000 of Alaska's largest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/fishermen-suggest-moratorium-yukon-king
State
Fishermen appealing convictions say state erred

ANCHORAGE - Subsistence fishermen appealing their convictions of illegal fishing say the state failed to weigh their spiritual right to fish for king salmon before...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-19/fishermen-appealing-convictions-say-state-err

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