Author Archives: Maggie Wall

Alaska Fisheries Report – May 18, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT A joint session of the Alaska Legislature approves Fish Board appointments. All three are familiar faces. State budget woes—more specifically the lack of a Fish and Game budget—may cause a delay to some programs and seriously threaten salmon season. The “First Fish” folks are still waiting to catch those famous Copper River salmon. The schedule was calling for ... Read More »

Kodiak Fishermen Concerned About Navy Training Plans 1 of 2

Maggie Wall/KMXT High ranking Navy brass were in Kodiak during ComFish Alaska to review options tor the navy training exercise scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of May. Many salmon fishermen and local communities are opposing both the scheduling and location of the exercise. Fishermen and local governments from around the gulf have expressed concerns ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report-April 20, 2017

Maggie Wall/KMXT In Bristol Bay, Togiak herring biologists are predicting a May opener. Chemical oil spill dispersants are better for birds than they are for fish and some biologist want to set up new protocols to put in effect before a spill occurs, and more monitoring of dispersants after a spill. Speaking of oil spills…Vessel owners and crews around southcentral ... Read More »

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