Without a budget agreement, large swaths of state government will shut down in July. That could include Alaska’s lucrative summer salmon fisheries.
Safari Club International is appealing a decision from a federal judge to uphold hunting and trapping restrictions in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Alaska has designated fishing as “critical infrastructure” — including sport fishing. But travel mandates could make trips to fishing destinations an upstream battle for people trying to come in from out of state.
The COVID-19 pandemic will not prevent Alaskans from fishing this summer. But residents are being asked to take precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Wrangell officials say they weren’t consulted about the local ADF&G office being on the governor’s chopping block. A budget document says it’ll save around $70,000 in general fund spending.
A report recently issued by the National Park Service shows only 1% of surveys along the road into Denali National Park recorded wolf sightings this summer.