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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.

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervous

Boost in B.C. mining has Alaska fishermen nervousThe head of British Columbia’s government has pledged to spur mining development, and that has fishermen in Southeast Alaska nervous.

Tribes push to restore salmon to upper Columbia River

Tribes push to restore salmon to upper Columbia RiverTribes, scientists and policymakers from both sides of the border are meeting to figure out how to restore Columbia River fish to their historical range.

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutes

Herring Update: Third opening lasts one hour, ten minutesThe Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery had its third opening Wednesday, concentrated in the waters just south of downtown.