Archive of: Fishery Stories



May Issue 4 2015

Mumford tapped for Board of Fisheries

Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced on May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

May Issue 4 2015

Gillis resigned over board appointment

Karen Gillis, Gov. Bill Walker’s former director of Boards and Commissions, resigned in protest of an appointment Walker’s office said never happened.

May Issue 3 2015

Fight over Kenai River gillnets is on after reg publishes

The Federal Subsistence Board has nearly 100 public comments and requests for reconsideration on the subsistence gillnet on the Kenai River.

MSA reauthorization passed out of Resources Committee May Issue 2 2015

MSA reauthorization passed out of Resources Committee

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young’s bill to reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act was marked up and favorably reported to the U.S. House of Representatives by the House Natural Resources Committee on April 30. The bill, titled the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” cleared the committee with 21-14 vote.