Even while celebrating the legal victory of Katie John, many at AFN recognized the challenges to food security posed by climate change that still lie ahead.
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.
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.
The Kwik’Pak Fisheries plant in Emmonak lost 75,000 pounds of fish at the height of this year’s commercial salmon season because of a lack of water.
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.
The Bureau of Land Management is drafting a new land use plan for 10.6 million of acres in its Bering Sea-Western Interior planning area, including lands in and around dozens of Lower Yukon communities.
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In Monday’s news: Shell’s drilling rig Nobel Discoverer arrives in the Chukchi amid uncertain weather; telecommunication problems in Wales trouble residents, organizations for more than a month; Coast Guard suspends search for crewmen missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak Island; strong Yukon River chum salmon runs sees a single pulse of over 200,000 fish two weeks ago; 66-year-old pilot George Vonderheide killed in single-engine plane crash near Homer; and Sitka’s “Brewery Bandit,” Carl Liberty, charged with burglary and theft from Baranof Island Brewery.