The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association took another step away from prior efforts to fight Pebble Mine with the election of a new board president.

Molly Dischner
Surveys this summer showed that little had changed with the plummeting populations of Cook Inlet razors clams, which have dropped by more than 80 percent from their historical averages. Mike Campbell
A government shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by two days, costing the fleet more than $5 million in food, fuel and other fees as the boats stood idly by for a week or more.Laine Welch

A young girl named Avery reels in a 5-pound bass using her Barbie fishing rod.

Alaska Dispatch News
From a Southcentral Alaska fisherman's perspective, no season matches the power, vibrancy and beauty of fall. Ken Marsh
The crab surveys – done since the 1970s – are conducted using trawl nets each June and July, and they cover 140,000 nautical square miles. Data from this summer shows 8.7 million legal red king crab, a 30 percent decrease.Laine Welch
Red salmon have been reported to be noticeably smaller this year, and 2015 saw the smallest halibut to ever win a Homer halibut derby.Sean Doogan
A Seattle-based crabbing industry association is announcing a bilateral agreement between the United States and Russia that targets illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.Associated Press
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday denied key water rights to groups fighting to protect a salmon stream from a controversial coal mining project in Southcentral Alaska.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Dillingham’s request to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district is officially on hold while a competing request from Manokotak catches up.Molly Dischner