Andrew, a lifelong subsistence hunter and fisherman, was a member of and spokesman for Nunamta Aulukestai, an association of 10 Alaska Native village corporations in the Bristol Bay region.
The total 5.5 billion pounds of seafood harvested in Alaska in 2012 accounted for 56 percent of all domestic commercial fisheries production, a McDowell Group economist told participants at the ComFish 2014 meeting in Kodiak.
Under the current law, people who unsuccessfully challenge an agency decision or who sue a coal mining company for violations can be held accountable for the other sides attorney fees.
Art and Jo Ann Tilgner captured the grand prize, first place in the smoked products division and the People's Choice award. Now the couple's tasty cold-smoked salmon is catching on in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Alaska labor economist Neal Fried says that only oil and federal spending generate more jobs and income in the state.
Last year saw a slight rise in the number of workers employed in Alaska's fishing industry compared to 2011, according to a state report. By far, most of those jobs were in the salmon fishing business.
Included in a $1.5 million state program for promoting pink salmon will be an Alaska global food aid program to provide proteins via canned salmon to populations with food insecurities.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. alleges that the National Marine Fisheries Service improperly relied on long-term projections that are inconsistent with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act in a decision last year to list bearded seals as threatened.
In a letter to the chief executive officer of Sodexo USA, Begich said he's troubled by reports that the company only buys seafood certified by a single broker -- one that doesn't certify Alaska fish.
With Prince William Sound commercial fishermen catching about 3 million pink salmon a day, Alaska's new record haul of more than 163 million fish should grow over the next two weeks.
Wild salmon commercial harvests surged to over 140 million fish through Aug. 6, with the catch of pink salmon alone climbing past 95 million fish.
A sharp rise in the price that fish processors pay for red salmon helped turn a so-so season on Alaska's productive Bristol Bay into a profitable one.
Water levels on Alaska's East Fork Gulkana River slowly returned to normal in early July, after high water swept away millions of yards of material critical to the Gulkana Hatchery.
In its 205-page submission to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said the EPA's draft document was "contrary to EPA's own guidelines."
Commercial harvesters in the famed Copper River salmon fishery boosted their catch by 190,000 reds, 1,400 kings and 2,300 chums in the second 12-hour opener May 20, about double that of the inclement weather endured for the May 16 opener.