The first planeload of Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, landed Friday morning at Sea-Tac Airport and the Alaska Airlines pilots carried a 40-pound king to waiting chefs.
Between 60 and 70 percent of Alaska’s seafood is exported to customers around the globe, and the strength of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar plays a big role in annual sales.
The National Marine Fisheries Service announced May 14 it will consider dialing back commercial fishing restrictions in the western Aleutian Islands that were put in place to protect endangered Steller sea lions.
KENAI — Gary Hollier has a king salmon problem.
You can still fish for early-run king salmon on the Kenai River this year, but unless it’s a trophy fish, or a very small one, you’ll probably have to let it swim free.
Officially, the Great Alaska Seafood Cook Off was a chance to showcase Alaskan seafood.
The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Tuesday it will consider dialing back commercial fishing restrictions in the western Aleutian Islands that were put in place to protect endangered Steller sea lions.
It might still feel like winter but Alaska’s 2013 salmon season will officially get under way on May 16, when the first runs of reds and kings are scheduled to arrive at Copper River.
The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has used elements of a recently released study about food security on the Kenai Peninsula to assert that commercial fishing should be curtailed in favor of sport and personal-use fishing.
A former aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski who served time in prison for falsifying his fishing records is now working as a lobbyist.