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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...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 7, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

The weekly write up about Alaska’s fishing industry began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News. Since then, subscribership has grown to nearly 20...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 31, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

The arrival of herring signals the start of Alaska’s spring fisheries and this year’s commercial catch limits from each of the three main areas...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 24, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

Salmon returning home to Alaska hatcheries again accounted for nearly one-third of the 2021...

 

Aerial herring surveys begin

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game started performing aerial herring surveys in the Sitka Sound...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 17, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska task force investigating fisheries bycatch has a big, complicated task ahead

Gotta give the Dunleavy Administration credit for being the first to try and get to the bottom of one of Alaska’s most troubling fishing issues: byc...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 10, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

March means more fishing boats are out on the water with the start of the Pacific halibut and sablefish (black cod) fisheries this past Sunday,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 3, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor: Wrangell's Waterbody bath soak wins grand prize in Juneau

Waterbody, operated by Angie Flickinger, of Wrangell, won the grand prize for its Deep Blue Sea Bath Soak at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood awards...

 

New king salmon sport fishing regulations for Petersburg and Wrangell

The 2022 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Report looks at Alaska's potential to grow in seaweed business

The U.S. grows less than one-100th of 1% of the world’s $6 billion seaweed market, but Alaska has the goods to grow into a major contributor. A new...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Frigid February fishing in Alaska features crabbing from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, followed in March by halibut, black cod and herring....

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Seafood is Alaska’s biggest export by far, and state legislators want the federal government to get tougher on trade policies that they say...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:

Where do most Alaska fishermen live? Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats? The answers are in an economic report by the Alaska...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Kodiak fishermen are getting an advance price of $8.10 per pound for Tanner crab in the fishery that opened Jan. 15. High crab prices have led all oth...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Pacific Halibut Commission will set catch later this month

Wow, there is a lot of fishing going on across Alaska! Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s seafood industry but winter is when the fishing action...

 

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