Alaska Fisheries Report — June 6, 2019

  • The governor nominates a former aide to serve on the Board of Fish. He’s little known among commercial fishing folks, but his support of sport fishing over commercial interests in Cook Inlet has some fishermen nervous.
  • We take a look at shrimp fishing in Southeast Alaska.
  • A lack of data on smelt in the Kuskokwim River has many in Southwest Alaska concerned about how barges servicing the proposed Donlin Gold Mine project will affect that important subsistence fishery. Donlin studies have shown waves from barges can push smelt eggs around.

We had help from Aaron Bolton at KBBI in Homer, Krysti Shallenberger with Alaska’s Energy Desk, and Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

Remember safety drills and life jackets make all the difference.


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