Alaska Fisheries Report – April 18, 2019

 

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  • The Togiak herring fishery opens earlier than ever before, while in Sitka researchers hope to learn how warming ocean temps and acidification affect herring.
  • Also, this week, some are calling it a money grab. The Dunleavy administration’s proposal to keep 100 percent of the fisheries taxes would hit fishing towns which depend on the tax especially hard. We have two reports looking at the impacts.

We had help from Izzy Ross at KDLG in Dillingham, Katherine Rose at KCAW in Sitka, and Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

Spring is finally coming to Alaska and people are hauling out their boats. Whether you fish commercially, sport fish, or fish for subsistence, remember life jackets really do saves lives.

 

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