It is time for the burden of proof to shift from the state needing to prove that harm to wild stocks is occurring to those who propose significant changes to the ecosystem to show no harm.
OPINION: "Fish first" policy gets ringing endorsement from Alaska Supreme Court, and that's the way it should be. No one interest should trump the overall health of Alaska's fisheries.
OPINION: Serious questions of Walker nominee Robert Ruffner are in order given the long dominance of Kenai commercial interests and institutions in Upper Cook Inlet salmon management, often at the expense of sport and personal-use anglers in the rest of the Southcentral region.
OPINION: Fighting over fish in the Upper Cook Inlet is nothing new. Both sport and commercial groups have has aggressively sought to a share of the catch for years. But the current attack on personal use and sport fishing by commercial users goes far beyond anything in the past.
OPINION: The premise that Doug Vincent-Lang is unqualified for his position as acting director of the Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation is dead wrong.