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  1. Disturbing' rumbling and ash blasts from Alaska Peninsula volcano worry nearby residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    A black ash cloud from Alaska's Mount Veniaminof passes the community of Perryville on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists said the overnight ash emissions from Mount Veniaminof generated an ash plume that drifted more than 150 miles to the southeast.


  2. Upper Cook Inlet fishermen seek federal disaster declarationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Anchorage Daily News

    A Cook Inlet drift gillnet salmon boat. Fishermen who saw their fishery value shrink by about two-thirds in 2018 are seeking support for a federal disaster declaration that would enable Congress to appropriate relief funds.


  3. Alaska's commercial salmon harvest came in below forecast in 2018, largely due to pink salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    Bristol Bay's commercial sockeye salmon fishery boomed in 2018, but on the other side of the Alaska Peninsula it was a terrible year for Chignik. The statewide value of Alaska's commercial salmon harvest this year was down 13 percent compared to the 2017 season, according to preliminary numbers released this month by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.


  4. Board of Fisheries should act to protect wild Alaska salmonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    When the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets in Anchorage this October, it can act to place the protection of wild stocks of salmon above expansion of hatchery production of pink salmon in the Gulf of Alaska. The issue before the board is whether the expansion of hatchery production of pink salmon by the private, nonprofit hatcheries in Prince William Sound is in the best interest of the wild stocks of salmon or if the sheer magnitude of the hatchery releases and the documented straying poses a clear and present threat to other stocks and species.


  5. Commercially harvested red or sockeye salmon, Kenai PeninsulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    A dreadful sockeye run in the Chignik salmon fishery, on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula, is imperiling commercial and subsistence fishermen and distressing the community there. In the Chignik salmon fishery, the sockeye escapement - or the number of fish allowed to escape past the fishermen to spawn - was about 190,000 fish as of Friday afternoon.


  6. For Alaska sockeye salmon, record highs in Bristol Bay, record lows nearly everywhere elseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    Sockeye salmon catches often add up to half of the value of Alaska's total salmon fishery, and the so-called reds dominate the season's early fisheries starting in mid-May. For example, the Copper River sockeye harvest of just 26,000 is the lowest in 50 years. At Kodiak, just 212,000 sockeyes were taken through July 6, making it the weakest harvest in 38 years.


  7. Report: Early in the season, Alaska commercial salmon harvests are laggingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    Early in the season for most Alaska salmon fisheries, commercial harvest numbers are well below where they were at the same time in 2017, according to data put out on Thursday by Anchorage consulting firm the McDowell Group and the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The sockeye harvest was 64 percent lower this year through June 23 than it was through the same time frame last year, according to the McDowell Group.


  8. A tote begins to fill during salmon season at a setnetter's site in...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | Anchorage Daily News

    There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest forecast is boosting demand, prices for competing farmed salmon have remained high all year, and a devalued U.S. dollar makes Alaska salmon more appealing to foreign customers. "Over the past year the dollar has weakened 11 percent against the euro, 9 percent against the British pound, 5 percent against the Japanese yen, and 7 percent against the Chinese yuan.