Nome residents and wildlife officials dispute who is responsible for coming up with a solution to the problem.
With chum salmon surging through much of Western Alaska, commercial openings are having dramatically different effects–from a price spike in Kotzebue, to frustration along the Upper Yukon.
A bull musk ox is dead after it was shot by an area biologist in Kotzebue following the goring of a sled-dog early last Friday morning.
There’s a small tourist attraction going on at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. Causing the stir is a rare, blue-colored red king crab.
Managers for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced the closure of sockeye salmon fishing in the Nome sub-district.
Commercial crabbers in the Bering Strait Region are harvesting a new species of king crab this year following a change in state classification. The crab is a Hanasaki king crab, otherwise known as a “spiny” king crab. Seafood processors look forward to an expanded market and biologist await more accurate species data.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing some unanticipated commercial openings in the Norton Sound region amid stronger-than-expected chum salmon runs.
Early reports indicate Chinook salmon may reach escapement goals this year, but fishing for them remains closed along the entire Yukon River.
Area fishermen will be about to catch 12 percent of 3.2 million pounds of harvestable red king crab this summer.
With Chinook harvests shut down and summer chum harvests are on the rise, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is starting a chum tracking program to keep on eye on fish in the river.