Declining king salmon stocks are playing a role in the Alaska’s Board of Fisheries decisions for other commercial fisheries. On Sunday, the board voted down a proposal for a new fishery in Southeast Alaska for market squid.
Two dead squid have washed ashore in as many weeks, but it’s unclear if these are unrelated incidents or a sign of something more significant.
What has eight arms, two tentacles and washed ashore on a beach in Unalaska Monday night? A more than six-foot long squid.
Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.
Scientists and fishermen have reported more unusual species in Alaska waters, including the subtropical mola mola, or ocean sunfish. It’s likely because of warming sea surface temperatures.