The federal shutdown is closed federal offices, but it won’t stop the federal fisheries set to open in January.
The lawsuit doesn’t want the fishery halted, rather it asks the court to require Fish and Game to develop a new management plan prior to the March season.
We had help from Aaron Bolton at KBBI in Homer, Emily Kwong and Robert Woolsey at KCAW in Sitka. And from Liz Ruskin, the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Alaska Public Media.
Here’s wishing you the best year yet fishing. And why not increase your luck by wearing your life jacket? It won’t help you catch fish, but it may save your life if you fall overboard. Plus, your friends and family will be thrilled to hear it.