Alaska Fisheries Report — Sept. 12, 2019


When the Board of Fisheries moved its Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meeting from Kenai to Anchorage it took a lot of people by surprise, among those the folks in Kenai. A recent report by the Alaska ombudsman finds that the Board of Fish actions violated the state’s open meeting law.

A familiar name in the fishing industry had his catch confiscated for allegedly fishing in closed waters near Sitka. Bob Thorstensen Jr. says he didn’t think he was over the line and plans to contest the charge.

They’re not naming it after The Blog, but there’s a new warming trend in the Pacific. Researchers say it’s too early to say if this heatwave will be as destructive and cause as much havoc with fisheries as the original Blob did four or five years ago.



Bristol Bay sockeye salmon will land in the nation’s capital this coming week. Nearly 30 restaurants are set to feature the famous fish between the 16th and the 20th. Promoters say they hope it will help consumers connect with the region and the people that depend on it.

We had help from Renee Gross at KBBI in Homer. Jacob Resneck with CoastAlaska. Alaska Fish Radio’s Laine Welch. And Kavitha George here at KMXT, Kodiak.

Good luck fishing everyone, and remember life vests really do save lives. Use one. Your life vest just might save your life sometime.

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