With fisherman caught in middle, state and feds promise more cooperation on fishing regulations

The word “confusion” came up a lot in a meeting with state and federal managers to describe the state’s June 28 Kuskokwim River opening.

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Gillnetters will get first shot at record-forecast of Togiak herring

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game projects a biomass of 236,700 tons — the highest forecast since 1993, when the state started to use its current forecasting method.

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Listen: The sound of water droplets freezing at 42 below zero

While temperatures of 40 below zero might send most of us to our couches, Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge biologist Mark Ross grabbed his recorder and some water.

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Another poor sockeye season predicted for Cook Inlet

Last year’s sockeye run was the lowest since 1971, at 4.36 million fish. Commercial fishermen saw a harvest of 700,000 salmon in 2020, over 1 million short of the preseason projections.

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Petersburg to request salmon disaster declaration

A combination of low prices and low returns has the summer of 2020 shaping up to be one of the worst in decades.

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