The city of Kenai will fine individuals dumping fish carcasses and other refuse on its beaches in an effort to keep the North and South beaches clean during the July dipnet fishery season.
A sign-waving crowd in Bethel gathered Monday to rally for subsistence rights.
A Bethel judge has adjourned trials of Alaska Native subsistence fishermen until May, saying that's when he'll rule on whether the fishermen have a spiritual right to fish for king salmon when restrictions are in place.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game managers released a series of emergency orders Thursday restricting early run king salmon fishing on the Kasilof and in lower Cook Inlet streams and marine waters.
Fisheries projects throughout the state would receive a boost in the Legislature’s budget.
JUNEAU — The Alaska Regional Development Organization celebrated the “silver jubilee” of its 25th anniversary in its annual report this year, and the Alaska Legislature marked the occasion by letting the program die after the bill to extend its sunset date for five years fell victim to an obscure fish war involving Korean hair crab and weathervane scallops.
Following an intense lobbying campaign by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Anchorage and upper Railbelt Republicans led the legislature’s rejection of the reappointment of two-term Board of Fisheries member Claude “Vince” Webster on April 8.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took final action on several groundfish issues, and made preliminary moves toward additional changes in the future at its April 3 to 8 meeting in Anchorage.
The North Pacific Fishery Management program heard about the status of the new marine observer program at its Anchorage meeting.