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Progress Update: A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Fisheries

October 4th, 2016

In response to the interests of the recreational angling community, NOAA Fisheries has established a number of recent policies and directives and has made significant progress toward addressing the primary recommendations contained in the Commission on Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management’s report, A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries recognizes that many challenges … + read more

The Story No One Got To Read …

January 15th, 2016

According to Craig Medred, there is more to the Roland Maw story than just residency fraud. Medred contends the ADN and its management killed the residency issues story when Maw was being considered for the Alaska Board of Fisheries appointment in 2015. An appointment made by Governor Bill Walker, a friend of ADN owner Alice … + read more

New Online Advocacy System Provides Opportunities for Recreational Anglers Nationwide to Contact Their Legislators

July 7th, 2015

Washington D.C.— The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) announced today its official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online. The official BASC site launch was announced on June 1 by B.A.S.S. “Bass Anglers … + read more

ADF&G restricts more king fishing with additional EOs

June 13th, 2013

Marine waters between Bluff Point and Ninilchik River closed through July 15. Lower Cook Inlet streams closed to sportfishing through July 15. Area closed to fishing expanded at the Little Susitna River Weir.  

Why roll the dice on Alaska’s Kenai River kings by cutting escapement goals?

April 24th, 2013

The basic principle of fisheries management is simple. Fish come first. Use science to ensure adequate escapement and then allow harvest by users. When uncertain about the science, act conservatively to prevent overfishing. If precautionary measures must be taken, share the burden of conservation fairly among all users. When these principles are not followed, troubles … + read more