While some rivers have become too warm for salmon survival, a UAF study shows salmon may be finding new habitat in Arctic rivers.
The US Department of Commerce allocated nearly $216 million to benefit Alaska crab and salmon fishermen, their crews, and seafood processors who have struggled through economic disasters in the last few years.
Delegates to the Alaska Federation of Natives came together in Anchorage, and the mood was upbeat and warm for the return of an in-person convention for the first time since 2019.
Alaska’s oldest salmon hatchery is getting a makeover. The Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), on the historic campus of Sheldon Jackson College, just received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to pay for plumbing, electricity, and safety upgrades.
Dramatic increases in post-harvest chilling practices, coupled with innovative marketing tactics led by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association are proving successful for both the fishing fleet in Bristol Bay, and grocery retailers across the US.
The FDA has approved a request of AquaBounty Technologies to produce genetically modified salmon within the United States.
New protection measures for crab and salmon will restrict timing, depth, and locations of mining operations in Norton Sound.
Today officially marks the start of the salmon season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Amalga Harbor, near Juneau, has a remote release of hatchery chum salmon returning there. Pictured is one the first common property purse seine fisheries.
Of the five species of salmon that swim Alaska waters, the pink is by far the most plentiful. Some scientists think the fish is an overabundant predator that outcompetes other salmon and some seabirds.