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SE pink salmon 2023 forecast comes in at significantly lower harvest

State and federal fishery managers are forecasting a commercial harvest of about 19 million pink salmon in 2023 in Southeast Alaska, which would be a...

 

Southeast pink salmon harvest rises above preseason forecast

The 2022 Southeast Alaska salmon harvest is estimated to number 29.6 million fish, mostly comprised...

 

Dunleavy, Peltola seek federal relief after failure of Alaska crab fisheries

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has requested a federal disaster declaration and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has requested $250 million in relief funding after the... Full story

 

State sets 31-day wolf season on Prince of Wales Island

The wolf hunting and trapping season for Prince of Wales Island will be the same as last year — Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 — though a number of individual...

 

Hatchery kings no longer released at City Creek

The City Creek king salmon release site will close after a decision was made by the Alaska...

 

NOAA seeks public comment on request for crab emergency rule making

NOAA Fisheries is taking public comment on a request to take emergency action to close the Red King Crab Savings Area and the Red King Crab Savings Su...

 

GUEST COLUMN: Growing "giant pumpkins" and fish habitat in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, AK-At East Ohmer Creek, 22 miles south of Petersburg, Alaska, is a tree believed to be...

 

Whales and researchers "whup" it up around Five Finger

The Sound Science Research Collective returned to Five Finger Lighthouse again in the summer of...

 

Alaska's Bering snow crab, king crab seasons canceled

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska officials have canceled the fall Bristol Bay red king crab harvest, and for the first time, have also scrapped the winter...

 

Sitka Sound herring winter bait test fishery announcement

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is soliciting bids to conduct a test fishery harvesting food and bait herring with purse seine gear in...

 

Moose harvest numbers 77

The RM038 moose hunt is staying on a steady pace with 77 moose harvested as of Oct. 5 according to H...

 

Etolin Island Area - Unit 3 is closed to for elk

PETERSBURG – The Etolin Island Area - Unit 3, as described in Alaska Department of Fish & Game hunting regulations, is closed to the harvest of elk...

 

Commercial Dungeness crab fall season will have normal length

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last Thursday that the commercial Dungeness crab...

 

To encourage more young fishermen, look to farm programs as models, new study argues

Young Alaskans seeking to break into commercial fishing face a lot of the same barriers that confront young farmers in the Lower 48 states, but they... Full story

 

Applications open for second round of pandemic relief aid for fisheries

Applications are due by Oct. 31 for more than $39 million in the second round of federal relief funds for those in Alaska’s fishing industry who...

 

Paralytic shellfish toxin testing available for suspected contaminated shellfish

With hot temperatures during the summer, knowing the symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning is...

 

Summer Dungeness crab season cut short

This summer's commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Southeast was cut short by about two weeks due...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    Dockside    July 28, 2022

New law could lead to shellfish hatcheries in Alaska

Shellfish hatcheries could be in Alaska's future, under legislation recently signed into law. The...

 

Alaskan candidates to debate fisheries in Kodiak

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will host debates focused on Alaskan fisheries this October featuring candidates running for the U.S. House of...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    Dockside    July 21, 2022

Tale of two salmon fisheries:

For Alaska salmon fishing, the summer of 2022 is the best of times and the worst of times. In the Br... Full story

 

Revised 2022 regional King Salmon sport fishing regulations for the Petersburg/Wrangell area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing revised 2022 sport fishing regulations for...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    Dockside    June 16, 2022

Fishery managers call for deeper look at salmon bycatch, but decline to tighten rules

Western Alaska villagers have endured the worst chum salmon runs on record, several years of anemic Chinook salmon runs in the Yukon and Kuskokwim... Full story

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

With the heavy snow pack and delayed melt this spring, rivers, and lakes are now swelling with snowmelt due to the recent warm weather and summer suns...

 

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