Warming water conditions have been causing big shifts in Alaska’s ecosystems. While some species have been hit especially hard by the rise in ocean temps, some, like rockfish and sablefish, for example, appear to have thrived in the warmer waters.
High frequency radar offers new ways to track and monitor ocean currents, and the list of potential users wanting access to the systems is long and varied.
Sitka recently celebrated the concept of “Salmon Nation” which emphasizes the culture and environment that unite coastal salmon communities regardless of which country, state, or province one resides in.
We had help from Henry Leasia at KHNS in Haines. JoJo Phillips at KNOM in Nome. And Robert Woolsey at KCAW in Sitka.
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.