Amid Nome’s on-going off-shore gold boom, one operation is trying to expand into the waters near Teller and Brevig Mission.
IN SPITE OF THIS SEASON’S unprecedented closure of fishing for Chinook salmon in Western Alaska, the state’s approach to policing wildlife has remained largely unchanged.
If you live near the Norton Sound, get ready for salmon.
Some subsistence users blame gold miners and regulators for failing to take into account the negative impacts mining is having on other resources around Nome.
Yesterday an advisory panel on salmon bycatch heard more than an hour of public testimony—part of the ongoing debate on how to limit the number of king salmon accidentally caught by pollock fishermen at a time of unprecedented restrictions on subsistence fishing and historically low king salmon runs.
Facing data that points to a decline in Norton Sound red king crab, Nome residents addressed the NPFMC to consider new data and safeguard subsistence harvests.
As subsistence fishermen and state fishery managers anticipate the worst Chinook run on record, tight fishing restrictions have some subsistence fishermen saying they can’t catch summer chums.
Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?
With the return of marine mammals and migratory birds to the Bering Straits region, subsistence hunters are still struggling to find certain kinds of ammunition. There are several popular calibers they can’t get in stock at the Native Store in Gambell.
Caribou users in the Northwest Arctic Borough were told Wednesday that North America’s largest herd declined by more than a quarter in just two years.