A five-year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative launched in 2013 included more than 100 researchers focused on three dozen projects across 12 major river systems from Southeast to the Yukon. Now the ambitious effort has been cut to about a dozen projects.Laine Welch
Anchorage angler Rudy Tsukada this month capped off his goal of catching a king salmon from his Hobie kayak for 12 consecutive months. The streak began in September 2014 and continued through the chills and snows of winter. Joseph Robertia
Subsistence salmon fishing is winding down for the season in Northwest Alaska. Forty-four-year Kotzebue resident Lance Kramer scrambles to finish putting up fish before he moves on to other tasks, such as seeing President Obama breeze through town on Sept. 2.
While the relationship between the United States and Russia has deteriorated in other parts of the world, the two nations are working together as part of an effort to keep commercial fishing out of the Arctic Ocean.Yereth Rosen