Alaska State Troopers allege Roswell Schaeffer Sr., 66, abandoned a half shackle of commercial gillnet, leaving 103 salmon to rot.
State managers emphasized record-level chum runs, even as middle and upper river fishermen say they are not yet seeing those returns for themselves.
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.
Story49 pays tribute to the Little Sisters of Jesus as they prepare to leave Western Alaska. Sisters Damiene and Nermala reflect on their time in Nome, Diomede, and Anchorage.
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.
Without understanding how, July is nearly over and Zach’s about a month away from leaving KNOM and Nome. With that in mind, he makes a list of things he’d still like to do.
A strong fall chum run of 850,000 fish expected, and Fish and Game managers say that should be more than enough to meet subsistence and commercial needs.
Managers for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced the closure of sockeye salmon fishing in the Nome sub-district.
With Chinook and summer chum runs nearing completion amid tight restrictions, fishermen along the upriver Yukon Drainage are looking to fall chum for their best chance of harvesting salmon this season.
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.