House Fish holds tax increase proposal

Feb 23, 2016

The governor's proposal to increase fish taxes as part of the effort to generate more revenue for the state is on hold.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Who is catching whose fish? That's the question that'll be left to the state Board of Fisheries to sort out at its meeting in Anchorage this week.

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

Bristol Bay herring won a top distinction at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood gala in Anchorage this weekend.

Fishermen, processors respond to fish tax proposal

Feb 19, 2016
Courtesy KTOO

Despite acknowledging the need for more revenue, fisheries stakeholders raised lots of questions about the governor's plan to increase state fisheries taxes this week.

Processing association expands to Anchorage

Feb 19, 2016

Seafood processing group expands to Anchorage, plans rural outreach.

Matt Martin / KDLG

Sport fishing guides now need 360 days on a waterway before they can get a ROUPV "six-pack" license, a rule change that lodge owners say will harm the industry. 

Courtesy National Marine Fisheries Service

Scientists and managers are grappling with how to adjust fisheries management as the Bering Sea changes.

Walker moves most CFEC duties to Fish and Game

Feb 16, 2016

Administrative duties at the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, like issuing fishing permits at the start of the season, are being moved to ADFG.

Bering Sea winter fisheries underway

Feb 16, 2016

Salmon season may be a ways off, but winter fisheries like pollock and snow crab are underway in the Bering Sea.

Bristol Bay fishermen weigh in on Area M changes

Feb 10, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG

Local fishermen say several proposals up for discussion at the state Board of Fisheries'  Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Island and Chignik meeting this month could affect the sockeye that return to Bristol Bay.

Samuelson was in Juneau Tuesday, just after Walker published his nominees for Board of Fish seats. Back from that trip, he offered more perspective Friday morning.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

The National Marine Fisheries Service is hoping a new tracking program for seafood imports will help combat illegal fishing and fraud for 13 fish.

Speaker of the House Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) spoke with KDLG News Tuesday after Gov. Walker's Fish, Game board nominees were announced.

Molly Dischner/KDLG

For 40 years, someone from Bristol Bay has sat on the state Board of Fisheries. Next fall, that might not be the case. 

Board of Fisheries member resigns

Feb 1, 2016

The newest member of the state Board of Fisheries is planning to resign after less than a year on the job.