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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...

 

Happywhale makes whale research accessible and fun

Ted Cheeseman, the co-founder of Happywhale, gave a presentation to the people of Petersburg last...

 
 By Larry Persily    Dockside    May 5, 2022

Senate committee questions definition of sportfishing guide

Legislation to restore and increase the state licensing fee on sportfishing guides and operators ran into problems in the Senate Finance Committee...

 

Alaska Seafood Processors Pandemic Response Relief Program deadline extended

On May 4 the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) announced an updated deadline for the Alaska Seafood...

 

Correction: pod not so super

After hearing from local marine biologist Stephanie Hayes, the Pilot wants to make a correction to...

 

State forecasts weak returns for Southeast pinks

After a strong return of pink salmon to Southeast last year, state fisheries managers are forecasting a commercial harvest of just over 16 million...

 
 By Pilot Staff    Dockside    April 28, 2022

Stikine River federal subsistence chinook salmon fishery closes

Wrangell District Ranger Clint Kolarich announced that the federal subsistence chinook salmon fishery in the Stikine River will close from May 15 to...

 
 By Pilot Staff    Dockside    April 28, 2022

Sport fishing regulations for hatchery areas near Petersburg released

The sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg...

 

Fish Board mostly leaves Sitka herring alone following truce between users

After days of deliberation and a contentious set of proposals targeting the Southeast Alaska herring fisheries, the Alaska Board of Fisheries...

 

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