Coho sports fishing restricted
To protect coho salmon returns and ensure sport fishing opportunities in the future, the Alaska Department of Fish and Games (ADF&G), has...
Prince William Sound harvest reaches 30.9 M fish
Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound have exceeded 30 million fish to date for the 2022 season, which began under sunny...
PWS catch jumps by over half a million salmon
Harvesters in Prince William Sound’s commercial fishing districts made several thousand deliveries to processors over the past week, boosting the overall catch to over 3 million salmon, while the statewide total more than doubled to over 37 million fish.
Alaska Fish News: State attracts 20 Alaska aqua-farm applications
Twenty applications for Alaska aquatic farm permits were received by the state by the April 30 deadline. That’s the highest number in 17 years, said Flip Pryor, statewide aquaculture section chief at the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game which issues the permits.
PWS harvest soars above 9M fish
Commercial harvesters in the Prince William Sound region delivered upwards of 371,340 salmon through Tuesday, June 28, while the statewide preliminary harvest exceeded 16 million fish, including deliveries in Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet, Kodiak and the Alaska Peninsula.
Copper River reds holding their own in retail prices
Copper River red salmon continued to hold their own in retail prices in mid-June as the Copper River District continued to deliver robust catches to processors and more commercial salmon harvesters in the Alaska Peninsula, the Kodiak area and Cook Inlet added deliveries of thousands of fish.
Copper River commercial harvest nears 313,000 fish
Seven commercial openers on the Copper River have landed harvesters nearly 313,000 salmon to date, and given the demand for Copper River salmon, retail prices are holding, with shoppers reminded that the season is a short one and to buy now.
Skipper Science program is back and aims to engage fishermen as scientists
Skipper Science is back for a second year! Last summer (2021) marked the pilot season for a new effort to engage fishermen as citizen scientists by encouraging participants in the program to log ecological observations and document changes in fisheries and ocean conditions.
Copper River kings, sockeyes continue to command top dollar
Colorful displays of fresh Copper River sockeye salmon fillets were front and center at seafood counters in Fred Meyer supermarkets in Anchorage, priced at $38.99 a pound at the end of May and fishmongers there said they were getting snapped up.
ADF&G approves third 12-hour Copper River opener
Even as the first harvests of wild caught Copper River salmon were being celebrated in Seattle and Anchorage, with just 30,360 fish landed in the first two openers, fishermen and processors alike were hoping for a better catch in the latest 12-hour opener on Thursday, May 26.