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Update: Auke Bay harbor seal pup taken to Alaska SeaLife Center

Update: Auke Bay harbor seal pup taken to Alaska SeaLife CenterOfficials were worried for the pup's safety with increased activity expected in the Auke Bay area over Memorial Day weekend.

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmon

Senate panel approves labeling for GM salmonA U.S. Senate panel yesterday moved to require labeling for genetically modified salmon, if it’s approved for sale in this country.

Kuskokwim Working Group grapples with fishwheels, threatened weirs, and confusion

Kuskokwim Working Group grapples with fishwheels, threatened weirs, and confusionNew rules make managing a precarious king salmon run along 700 miles of river will be anything but simple.

Salmon derbies set for Wrangell, other SE cities

Salmon derbies set for Wrangell, other SE citiesWrangell fishermen are getting their gear ready for the chamber of commerce’s king salmon derby. But some anglers in other towns are already out on the water.

Herring surveys in Juneau District wrap up

Herring surveys in Juneau District wrap upAerial surveys of herring spawn wrapped up last week in the Juneau District by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

It’s salmon derby time in Southeast Alaska

It’s salmon derby time in Southeast AlaskaSalmon Derby organizers are always optimistic -- but this year, they’ve got evidence.

Big turnout for Juneau’s Blessing of the Fleet

Big turnout for Juneau’s Blessing of the FleetSix names were added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial wall, and eight boats received blessings during this year's ceremony

Former Rep. Carl Moses dies

Former Rep. Carl Moses diesMoses was the longest-serving member of the House

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitatThe National Marine Fisheries Service is prepared to loosen controversial limits on commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday openerThe 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.