While Alaska's vast opportunity for sportfishing lures many anglers to the state, the number of different fishing options, techniques and regulations can be overwhelming for someone just getting into fishing.
An out-of-state seafood processor tested positive for COVID-19 in Dillingham on Friday while under a 14-day quarantine. The positive diagnosis has sparked calls for more stringent screening protocols for Bristol Bay.
As part of the CARES Act, Alaska will receive $50 million in fishery assistance. The money will be made as direct assistance to subsistence, commercial and charter fishery participants, processors and other fishery businesses.
For the first time in its 96 year history, the International Pacific Halibut Commission will be setting catch limits for halibut this week with the knowledge that the commercial fleet’s catch has been around 90 percent female, a notably higher proportion than previously thought.
ADF&G put out an Emergency Order bumping up the bag limit for sockeye salmon on the Kasilof River. The Kenai River saw 76,000 fish pass through the sonar on Sunday, the best single-day run in at least three years.