As the salmon season begins tapering off, returns across much of western Alaska have been above average. But there’s one fishery where the commercial harvest is shattering recent precedents: Kotzebue. And the cause is a mix of Mother Nature and marketing.
Wood bison have been extinct in Alaska for over one hundred years, but a new population will be released along the Lower Yukon River near Shageluk in early 2015.
Over the weekend, a hunter in Nome killed the first muskox since the Alaska Department of Fish & Game opened the hunt on August 1. Meanwhile, another dog was attacked on Anvil Mountain.
For the first time, centuries-old fishing knowledge from the Upper Kobuk River is being recorded with funding from a National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant.
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.