Fishing

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Fisherman pleads guilty to multiple violations

Michael Patrick Duby, a repeat wildlife offender in Southeast, pleaded guilty in Juneau District Court on Tuesday to two non-criminal fishing violations. According to the… Continue reading

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James McKnight holds a coho salmon he caught on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Golden North Salmon Derby. The fish, weighed at 17.7 pounds, was the largest one caught at the derby. (Courtesy Photo | Derby Committee)

Salmon Derby winner finds good luck, victory ‘shocking’

When James McKnight pulled a coho salmon out of the water Saturday morning, he knew it was big. He didn’t realize quite how big, though.… Continue reading

James McKnight holds a coho salmon he caught on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the Golden North Salmon Derby. The fish, weighed at 17.7 pounds, was the largest one caught at the derby. (Courtesy Photo | Derby Committee)
Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Scott and Shari Guenther pull in a catch during the 72nd Annual Golden North Salmon Derby on Friday, August 17, 2018, sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Derby days start

Starting today and lasting through Sunday, Juneau sport fishermen will ply the backside of Admiralty, Douglas, Shelter islands and elsewhere in search of a money… Continue reading

Seafood byproducts are processed into cat food in this 2015 file photo in Juneau. Tariffs could have a significant impact on Alaska seafood being shipped to secondary processing plants in China. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute prepares to protest Trump’s seafood tariffs

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute will push back against a steep seafood tariff suggested by the Trump Administration. In a board meeting Thursday morning, ASMI… Continue reading

Seafood byproducts are processed into cat food in this 2015 file photo in Juneau. Tariffs could have a significant impact on Alaska seafood being shipped to secondary processing plants in China. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: 13 ways of looking at dog salmon

Sitting on our fishcamp porch watching the ocean, my dad tells me how to identify a dog salmon.

Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)
A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Celebrate Wild Salmon Day in Juneau

One of the best ways to appreciate our wild salmon is to eat them.

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Salmon ballot measure proponents fight back after legislative hearing

Proponents of the pro-fisheries Ballot Measure 1 are fighting back after a Friday legislative hearing that saw state officials discuss the costs and consequences of… Continue reading

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish Factor: Tariffs increase cost of seafood

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China. China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer, purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood… Continue reading

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

We must remain committed to the bipartisan, bicameral tradition of fisheries management and my legislation accomplishes just that.

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Feb. 21. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Partisanship shouldn’t undermine our fisheries

Partisan rancor may be standard operating procedure for most of Washington, but let’s not allow it to unravel the progress we’ve made for our country’s… Continue reading

Mallott kills fish measure

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has rejected a proposed pro-fisheries ballot initiative as inappropriately restricting the powers of the Alaska Legislature. On Tuesday morning, the lieutenant… Continue reading

Study: In seafood sales, looks matter more than sustainability

The fish are biting, but are customers? Alaska’s seafood marketers have spent millions over the past few years to promote the idea that Alaska seafood… Continue reading

U.S. Senate looks to renew ‘Frankenfish’ import ban

With support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congress is preparing to renew a ban on the importation of genetically engineered salmon. On Friday, the U.S. Senate… Continue reading

Fish and Game opens red king crab fishing off Juneau next week

Juneau fishermen looking for good news might find it in a crab claw. On Friday afternoon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that… Continue reading

As salmon defenders gather, more signs of a 2018 fish fight

There are more signs that the hook has been set for Alaska’s biggest fisheries fight in a decade. As members of the North Pacific Fisheries… Continue reading

Salmon defenders propose 2018 ballot initative, predict huge fish fight

A group of the state’s staunchest salmon defenders is proposing a ballot initiative that seeks to strengthen legal protections for Alaska’s fish-bearing streams and rivers.… Continue reading