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Fish Hooks: News from the World of Fisheries

December 8th, 2012

The winter months tend to be active in fisheries management, with fishery regulatory meetings of the Alaska Board of Fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the Federal Subsistence Board, as well as reports from various state and federal agencies and local meetings of municipal and state interest. We will … + read more

Low King Salmon Abundance – an Anomaly or the New Reality?

December 5th, 2012

At the recent king salmon symposium, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) detailed declining abundance of king returns across Alaska and highlighted the need for basic information to better understand the underlying reasons for this statewide concern. The Governor subsequently announced a five year, $30 million commitment by the state to fund additional … + read more

Late-run Kenai River King Salmon Task Force – First Meeting a Mixed Bag, Second Meeting Canceled

December 4th, 2012

The first meeting of the Kenai River king salmon task force was a mixed bag, with positive signs and also disappointments. On the positive side, the two members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries (BOF) who co-chair the process certainly came to work, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) brought over ten staff … + read more

Primary Purpose of King Salmon Management Plan is to Provide Angler Harvest Opportunity

November 30th, 2012

Each of the codified management plans that govern important salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) contains a purpose statement in its opening section. These purpose statements articulate the goals of each plan. The statements in and of themselves do not direct the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) to implement any specific management … + read more

Action Alert – Chinook Bycatch Hard Caps at Upcoming NPFMC meeting

November 30th, 2012

Reduce Chinook Salmon Bycatch in Gulf of Alaska Trawl Fisheries: Tell Fishery Managers to Put a Cap on Non-Pollock Fisheries NOW Action Alert – from Alaska Marine Conservation Council Until just a few months ago, there was no limit on Chinook salmon bycatch in any trawl fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. In August 2012, … + read more