Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s most recent fall population estimate is 386 wolves — much higher than previous counts.
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.
As executive director, Leach was outspoken against the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay and threats posed to Southeast Alaska’s salmon runs from Canadian mines.
Resident anglers have been cut back from three kings per day to two.
Developed by the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, the app is meant to help Alaska’s harvesters and managers speak the same language.
Alaska State Parks Ranger Jack Ransom said his department got three separate reports Thursday and Friday about a large, aggressive black bear on the Tonsina Creek Trail.
Throughout Alaska’s waters, shellfish populations have been in decline for decades — decimated by overfishing in the 1980s and by changing ocean environments in the years since.
Low predicted king salmon runs in the Taku and Stikine river systems mean Southeast’s troll and gillnet fleets can expect restrictions for sockeye and king salmon harvests in areas around Juneau and Wrangell.
“Everyone at first was perplexed, like, ‘What is it? Is it a fox? Is it a weasel? Is it a mink? Like, what could this be?’”
Wildlife managers said they would extend the wolf harvest on Prince of Wales Island following a contentious hearing where hunters said too many wolves were preying on deer.