The change is aimed at keeping the region’s sport harvest of chinook within a target allocation of 37,900 fish.
The bill emphasizes the need to consider the impacts of climate change on marine resources and would, for the first time, recognize the importance of subsistence fishing.
Mabel Baldwin-Schaeffer is the first tribal coordinator for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s communications program.
Industry experts say the timing for kelp farming fits well between pollock or salmon seasons.
A wave of coronavirus infections in the small Prince William Sound community of Cordova has temporarily shut down a seafood processing plant and led to a mask mandate for city workers.
More than 30 riverside communities depend on chinook and chum as a main source of protein for the winter.
There’s no word on whether crews will attempt to salvage the 72-year-old wooden vessel. State records show it has fished in Alaska since at least 1978.
63.2 million fish have returned to the bay this year, breaking the 2018 record of 62.9 million.
Returns for most species are not meeting forecasts, which weren’t very high in the first place.
Green crab could be a serious threat to juvenile salmon, Dungeness crab and other wildlife vital to Southeast ecosystems and industries.