Fishing

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

Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has rejected a ballot initiative that would have made it more difficult to build projects that affect salmon streams. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

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

Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has rejected a ballot initiative that would have made it more difficult to build projects that affect salmon streams. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

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

In this August 2015 photo, two male sockeye salmon battle for territory in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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

In this August 2015 photo, two male sockeye salmon battle for territory in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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

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

Salmon defenders propose 2018 ballot initative, predict huge fish fight