Weather at the time included 40 mph winds gusting to 55 and 14-foot seas, with rain, snow and sleet squalls.
The resolution asks for a pause on permitting for new mine projects until there’s an agreement between the U.S. and Canada on protecting rivers from mining pollution.
Bycatch rates are relatively low, but because trawlers catch so much of their target species, the unintended harvest adds up.
A towering figure in the worlds of Alaska fisheries and politics, Tillion died Wednesday morning at his home in Halibut Cove.
Another Alaska agency says it’s become the victim of a cybersecurity “incident,” making it the fourth to disclose such a disruption in the past year.
Haines commercial fishermen saw a much better salmon season this year than last.
The penalties were for using a miniature Canadian railway to satisfy a provision in a federal law called the Jones Act.
For more than 60 years, the Eklutna River north of Anchorage had been dammed up, stifling the salmon runs that fed generations of Dena’ina people in the area.
Court documents show that law enforcement officials confiscated 5,170 pounds of chum salmon from the fishing vessel Vigilant, of which Thorstenson was the captain.
The size of the harvest was close to average, but the value of the crab was exceptional.