Haines commercial fishermen saw a much better salmon season this year than last.
The size of the harvest was close to average, but the value of the crab was exceptional.
State biologists completed an annual survey of the Innoko-Yukon River wood bison population earlier this summer, and they say the results show the animals are doing well six years after a seed group of bison was released in the area.
The three animals had been active throughout Sitka for the past month before trying to enter homes on consecutive days.
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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.
Yukon River subsistence fishing will be closed until the return size is clearer.
It would have been the first king salmon derby in Ketchikan since 2017.
A group of Bering Sea crabbers say they want more time to catch their quota before the state shuts down their season next week.
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.
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.