Southeast Alaska’s winter troll king salmon season is underway. Landings are up from last year, but last year was nothing to brag about. One sign of encouragement, though, is the price which opened at $12 a pound.
Also out of Southeast—they’re cute, but they are becoming a nuisance, especially since they are a protected species. We have a report on how stakeholders and government officials are all trying to ease conflicts caused by the increasing numbers of sea otters.
And we look at the program that collects data by counting the fish brought onboard fishing boats. Fishermen in Kodiak question how their observer dollars are being spent and suggest improvements to the program.
We had help from Ari Snider at KCAW in Sitka. Jacob Resneck at CoastAlaska in Juneau. And Kavitha George here at KMXT.
As we head into the month of November Americans start to think about what they have to be thankful for. I’m thankful for you, our listeners, and for the radio stations that air our program.
I am also thankful to be able to produce the Alaska Fisheries Report and to bring you a roundup of interesting and news worthy fisheries stories from reporters all around the state.