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Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingers

Alaska Marine Advisory Program tracks the effectiveness of whale pingersIn Alaska whale pingers are used to deter whales from running into purse seines and gill nets.

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too early

Subsistence fishermen say commercial chum fishing is too earlyAs 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.

Fish dump found near trailhead, valley homes

Fish dump found near trailhead, valley homesBiologists tracking bears near Mendenhall Glacier this morning came across a fish dump at the end of Valley Boulevard.

Amalga Harbor seine fishing off to a slow start

Amalga Harbor seine fishing off to a slow startSeiners caught about 100,000 chum salmon. During the same time last year, about 700,000 were caught.

Summer king fishing opens with record hopes

Summer king fishing opens with record hopesIf you’ve noticed a lot of empty slips in Sitka harbors today, there’s a reason for that: Tuesday was the first day of the summer troll opening for king salmon — and Southeast fishermen are looking at a record high target harvest.

Public comment begins for sea lion protections

Public comment begins for sea lion protectionsNOAA is opening public comment on a plan to relax Steller sea lion protections and allow more commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Y-K Delta residents struggle to put up fish

Y-K Delta residents struggle to put up fishFishing restrictions this year have hit many families hard.

Hatchery chum salmon forecast close to 2013 levels

Hatchery chum salmon forecast close to 2013 levelsThe first returns of hatchery chum salmon are showing up in fishing nets in Southeast Alaska this month.

Hatchery in Kake closing June 30th

Hatchery in Kake closing June 30thA hatchery in the Southeast community of Kake is closing its doors this month and has released its final chum, pink and coho salmon.

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firsts

Federal presence on king salmon runs marks another year of firstsFor 32 communities inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, enforcement is being carried out not by the state, but by the federal officers.