Mary Catharine Martin

Mary Catharine Martin is the communications director of SalmonState, an initiative housed at the New Venture Fund, that works to protect salmon habitat. She has a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Commentary: Alaska’s Bristol Bay and Tongass are ideal beginnings for 30×30

"If we want to make 30x30 real and have it resonate with the public, we should protect places that the public cares about," said SalmonState Executive Director Tim Bristol. "Bristol Bay and the Tongass National Forest are two such places."

What climate change means for Alaska’s rivers — and king salmon

A new study has found that the answer to Alaska’s Chinook salmon decline lies not just in the ocean, but also in freshwater rivers and streams — and that climate change’s effects on Alaska’s freshwater systems are affecting king salmon.

Connecting people to salmon in Alaska, the East Coast and the Midwest during COVID-19

Some fast food restaurants in the Lower 48 have stopped serving hamburgers. Meatpacking plants have shut down. Grocery stores are frequently sold out of flour and rice. But Americans can buy Alaskan seafood directly from the fishermen who caught it — and, in increasing numbers, that’s what they’re doing.

Vast outdoors offers Alaskan solace

Alaskans are fortunate to be so close to natures beauty during this time of isolation, writes Mary Catharine Martin.

Wolves emerge in darkness to harvest Tongass salmon

It was past midnight one night in August 2018 that the film crew and their Alaskan guides, out shooting for a Netflix documentary series called “Night on Earth,” found themselves sitting in the dark surrounded by wolves.

What’s the dollar value of wild salmon produced by the Tongass and the Chugach?

Scientists have, for the first time, estimated the value of the Tongass and Chugach National Forests to Alaska's commercial salmon industry.

Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs

A school of pink salmon swim upstream in a creek at Hartney Bay on the evening of July 22. Photo...

‘The Salmon Way’: Author shares Alaska’s salmon stories and ways of life

From the fish camps of the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers, to the gillnets of Bristol Bay, to the bear and angler-packed banks of Juneau’s Sweetheart Creek, salmon connect people to the land, the water, the seasons, and each other.

International Year of the Salmon is underway

2018 was a mixed year for Alaska salmon. Bristol Bay saw its biggest run on record when 62.3 million sockeye salmon returned to the bay....

Bristol Bay fly fishing academy marks 10th year

Triston Chaney, a 19-year-old college student raised in Dillingham, knew before this year that he loved fly fishing. What he didn’t know is that...



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