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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR 2017 SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS SUMMARY PHOTO CONTEST

October 25th, 2016

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is accepting photo entries for the 2017 Sport Fishing Regulations Summary photo contest. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., November 30, 2016. Three images will be selected as cover photos for regulations summary booklets for the following regions: Northern, Southcentral, and Southwest Drainages; In addition, some photos … + read more

Young, Dingell Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Enhance Funding For Fish And Wildlife

July 8th, 2016

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array … + read more

Sullivan Amendment Halts Proposed USFWS Changes to Wildlife Management on Alaska Refuges

January 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, today successfully added an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from implementing a recently proposed rule that preempts state management of fish, … + read more

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

January 21st, 2016

Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor Senate Environment and Public Works Committee improves and passes important fisheries legislation Alexandria, VA – January 20, 2016 – The sportfishing industry applauds the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. This bill, which will improve fisheries conservation and recreational fishing … + read more

Alaska should never stray from ‘Fish First’ policy

October 28th, 2015

“Fish come first” has been the essential foundation of Alaska’s salmon management since statehood. The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed this principle on Sept. 25, 2015, by rejecting a lawsuit from commercial fishermen in Cook Inlet Fishermen’s Fund vs. the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, which asked for more fishing time even when it reduces … + read more