Southeast

Federal judge overrules Dunleavy administration’s objections to Kake’s COVID-19 hunt

In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Sharon L. Gleason wrote that federal officials had taken both conservation and public safety concerns into account when it approved Kake’s out-of-season hunt. She also noted that when federal officials reached out to state wildlife managers, they didn’t respond.

After a summer of pandemic disruptions and poor salmon runs, Alaska fishermen await more federal relief money

Not only were fishermen catching fewer fish, in many cases they were getting paid less for them. Processors faced steep bills for implementing COVID mitigation strategies, and the value of sockeye was the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.