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Oversupply and inflationary pressure on consumers drag down salmon prices

Oversupply from bumper harvests last year and inflationary pressures squeezing household food budgets have made it a terrible year for Alaska salmon...

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

Salmon: Coho salmon are now dominating the harvest in saltwater. Trolling for them in Frederick Sound around Beacon Point or Frederick Point might...

 

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Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

Salmon: King salmon fishing in the Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough THA closed on July 31. It is still possible to encounter a king while trolling for...

 

Bristol Bay fishermen fume over low prices, but processors say they're hurting too

A few times this summer, Jared Danielson, who fishes for salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, found... Full story

 

Humpback calf disentangled near Juneau

NOAA Fisheries whale experts were on the water near Juneau most of Monday, July 17, disentangling a...

 

Southeast commercial king salmon harvest closed July 12

The Southeast Alaska commercial troll fishery closed to the retention of chinook salmon at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. That’s when the Alaska D...

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report, July 14, 2023

Salmon: King salmon fishing has slowed down as typical during this time of year. Catch rates have dropped in the Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough THA...

 

State sets commercial troll harvest limit at 74,800 kings

The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 74,800 "treaty" king salmon (non-hatchery fish)...

 

Commercial Dungeness crab fishery will have normal length

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the length of the 2023-24 commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Southeast would not be...

 

In "major victory" for SE Alaska trollers, federal appeals panel reverses king fishery closure

A federal appeals panel issued a last-second ruling Wednesday that will allow this summer’s Southeast Alaska troll Chinook salmon fishery to open a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    June 22, 2023

Grant could help create Southeast squid market

Which came first, the magister squid fishery or the magister squid market? A Juneau charter fishing operator was just awarded a $230,000 grant from...

 

Lower 48 group plans to seek endangered species listing for SE kings

A Washington state-based conservation group whose actions have already caused the closure of the Southeast Alaska king salmon commercial troll...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Dockside    June 15, 2023

Investigation leads to 54 charges filed against halibut guides

Between 2019 and 2021, state and federal law enforcement conducted a lengthy investigation into...

 

Fishermen tell federal official loss of king troll season will be 'a disaster'

More than 100 salmon trollers packed a Sitka meeting on June 7 with sharp questions about the future of their fishery, facing what could be an...

 

Find an unknown salmon creek and earn $100

Up until last year, Southeast Alaska’s Mitkof Island was home to a creek with some unique salmon: They only turned left. Officially, anyway. There i...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    Dockside    June 8, 2023

Fishers harvesting abundant Bristol Bay sockeye could fill knowledge gaps about declining Chinook

In the Bristol Bay region, sockeye salmon runs have been booming while Chinook runs have dwindled. Now scientists are seeking to enlist fishing crews... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    Dockside    June 8, 2023

Wrangell king salmon fishing derby dates set for mid-June

The annual Wrangell King Salmon Fishing Derby has been set for two weekends in June. Rather than have the competition run over a full two weeks from...

 

Judge rejects request to keep troll fishery open for kings;

The summer commercial troll season for coho and chum salmon will open by regulation on July 1, but no Chinook retention will be allowed, the...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    Dockside    May 11, 2023

Fishermen, state respond to judge's SE troll ruling

Tom Fisher, a commercial troll fisherman and the president of the board of the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, has been catching...

 

To protect orcas, federal judge orders closure of iconic Southeast Alaska troll fishery

A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that appears to close an iconic Southeast Alaska salmon... Full story

 

Southeast Alaskans called to monitor for invasive green crab

Metlakatla Indian Community Mayor Albert Smith wants everyone to spread the word-the invasive Europe...

 

Skipper recalls life on fishing grounds

This year's sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound held unusual challenges for the fishing fleet, wi...

 
 By Izzy Ross    Dockside    May 4, 2023

Last year's surplus sockeye from Bristol Bay could compete with this year's catch

DILLINGHAM – Bristol Bay saw a record-breaking harvest of more than 60 million sockeye last summer. The fishery provided roughly two-thirds of the g...

 

Anita Bay Terminal Harvest Area fisheries announcement

The Anita Bay Terminal Harvest Area (THA) advisory announcement dated April 10, 2023, contained several incorrect dates. This announcement corrects...

 

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