Fishing

King fishing on for Southeast anglers
King fishing on for Southeast anglers
This tentacled treat is about to hit the market in Southeast
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This tentacled treat is about to hit the market in Southeast
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‘Mystery of ocean survival’: Experts trying to figure out why salmon are dying at sea
‘Mystery of ocean survival’: Experts trying to figure out why salmon are dying at sea
Salmon Derby dates set

Salmon Derby dates set

Get ready to chase those salmon.

Salmon Derby dates set
Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle

Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle

They’ve gotten support in Sitka and Juneau.

Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game appointee looks for more state, not federal, control over fisheries

The importance of fishing and hunting isn’t lost on Alaskans or lawmakers.

Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
In this July 2018 file photo, Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Tribe takes state to court in attempt to protect herring
Tribe takes state to court in attempt to protect herring
Opinion: Alaska needs Ruffner on the Board of Fisheries

Opinion: Alaska needs Ruffner on the Board of Fisheries

He’s been key to sustaining a neutral and balanced board.

Opinion: Alaska needs Ruffner on the Board of Fisheries
Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)
Alan Thomas Soltys-Gray fishes for salmon. (Courtesy Photo | Tony Soltys)
A hunter’s guide to making the most out of life

A hunter’s guide to making the most out of life

I am living two lives and life is going twice as fast.

A hunter’s guide to making the most out of life
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Commercial fishing couple sentenced to year in prison for tax evasion

A Southeast Alaska husband and wife were sentenced to a year in prison for not paying taxes.

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Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Fish Everywhere’: Cohos stream in at DIPAC hatchery

The coho return to Juneau has been outstanding this year.

Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Salmon treaty process was ‘bloody,’ but included some wins for AK, negotiators say

Salmon treaty process was ‘bloody,’ but included some wins for AK, negotiators say

Alaska, Washington and Oregon representatives settled negotiation Monday with Canada on how to share dwindling Chinook salmon harvests through a 10-year international treaty. The agreement,… Continue reading

Salmon treaty process was ‘bloody,’ but included some wins for AK, negotiators say
Opinion: Salmon hatcheries support Alaskans, and feed the world

Opinion: Salmon hatcheries support Alaskans, and feed the world

When the Good Friday earthquake shook Alaska in 1964, the damage wasn’t confined to buildings and homes. In some coastal areas, the land and ocean… Continue reading

Opinion: Salmon hatcheries support Alaskans, and feed the world
Fishing for the Soul

Fishing for the Soul

A close friend asked me what changed during a particularly deep conversation the other night.

Fishing for the Soul
Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Roger Castillo watches as a coho salmon he caught leaps he fishes at the Wayside Park on Channel Drive on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has increased the limit to 12 coho salmon in the designated saltwater hatchery sport harvest area due to the large number of returning hatchery coho salmon in excess of broodstock needs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A male pink salmon makes its way upstream to spawn in August of 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A male pink salmon makes its way upstream to spawn in August of 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms

Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms

In a Centennial Hall listening session, Alaskans raised concerns about federal plans to boost open-ocean fish farms under a new strategic plan for the U.S.… Continue reading

Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms
Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak