The COVID-19 pandemic came at a rough time for Alaska. The state was just beginning to climb out of its recession and was projected to see economic growth. Instead, as the pandemic unfolded and shut down the tourism season, businesses closed and a record number of Alaskans found themselves out of work.
Scientists say pollock can migrate much further north and stay there for longer as winters warm and sea ice melts.
The Marine Mammal Commission estimated that 1,300 belugas were in Cook Inlet in 1972. Now there are fewer than 269 whales left.
Environmental groups have expressed concern that the Navy does not do enough to mitigate its impact on marine life, from whales and porpoises down to zooplankton.
Adjusted for inflation, the initial salmon fishery value for 2020 is the lowest since 2006.
The court is still allowing thousands of engineered fish raised in tanks in the Midwest to reach American consumers by the end of the year.
Science teacher Steven Gregory tells his fisheries students that they are “the stewards of the river.”
A draft released this month by Fish and Game recommends dividing the allocation evenly among seafood processors, charters and lodges.
The environmental group that captured Pebble Mine executives bragging about their sway over Alaska’s senators and governor have released new footage from those secretly recorded sessions.
A Washington-based seafood company says the state’s fisheries resource landing tax violates a pair of provisions of the U.S. Constitution.