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Ever wonder what eats the salmon that dont make it back to Bristol Bay? Or what fish are cannibals?
Salmon season may be a few months away, but the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been prepping for the coming season, and processors have said theyre ready to handle the full run thats expected.
Theres nothing girly about Danielle Trolls Piper Cherokee Lance, except maybe the name of her company: Zita Air.
Months after the issue was first raised, the state Board of Fisheries made a decision on setnet sites affected by erosion.
Bristol Bay communities are preparing for Alaskas coming commercial marijuana industry. Togiak got out ahead of the new industry this year when the city council voted to ban marijuana businesses there. Others are taking a slower approach, waiting while the state finalizes its own processes.
Earlier this month, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council heard a draft plan for addressing climate change in the eastern Bering Sea put together by scientists at the Seattle-based Alaska Fisheries Science Center, part of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing a new program meant to improve record keeping about seafood imported to the United States.
Bristol Bay sockeye could get a boost this year from an expanding seafood sales program organized by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.
This fall, hunters harvested about 42 caribou in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuges Nushagak Peninsula hunt. But thats just a small fraction of what biologists say could be harvested there, so managers and residents are looking at ways to increase the take.
Changes to Alaskas coastline and creeks could affect fishing boundaries, but the state Board of Fisheries is waiting to weigh in on possible fixes until a new committee can delve into the issue.
The worlds sockeye market is looking a little better than it did in the spring, but a recent report says theres still more to be sold. A new trade agreement could offer a little help with that.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that between 36 and 56 million sockeye will return to Bristol Bay next summer, another big year even if the total comes in at the low end.
For decades, residents of Aleknagik have had to walk, snowmachine or boat across the Wood River just to get to the other side of town. The crossing can be deadly.
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.
Dillinghams request to annex the Nushagak commercial fishing district is officially on hold while a competing request from Manokotak catches up.