A superior court judge has ruled in favor of an initiative to ban commercial set netting for salmon in urban areas.
Canadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.
"In Japan, 98 percent of our rivers are dammed and we have scarcity of wild salmon population," Shunji Murakami says.
A six-person seiner taking on water near Ketchikan Friday morning was helped out by U.S. Coast Guard personnel, and escorted back to port.
Volunteers are learning how to shuck bivalves in preparation for the Third Annual OysterFest this weekend.
For gillnetters in Northern Southeast, the season started off with lots of big, heavy fish and boats from around the region flocking north for a piece of the action.
In Alaska whale pingers are used to deter whales from running into purse seines and gill nets.
As the Kuskokwim River king salmon run comes to an end, the Department of Fish and Game is looking toward a commercial chum opening in the lower river Friday.
Biologists tracking bears near Mendenhall Glacier this morning came across a fish dump at the end of Valley Boulevard.