Alaska Fisheries Report

Alaska Fisheries Report — July 25, 2019

  Traditional Knowledge will now be included in management plans by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Record breaking temperatures around Alaska are hard on a lot of Alaskans not used to the high temps. But it’s even worse for Kuskokwim salmon which suffered heart attacks from warm water temps. Apparently salmon don’t function well in water temps past 70 …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — July 4, 2019

  The deadline for comments on the Pebble Mine Draft Environmental Impact Statement has closed. More than 91,000 comments were received, including that of the EPA, which found fault with the EIS. The agency says the draft report likely underestimates the risks the mine poses. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy did some serious red-inking to the state’s budget, including cuts to …

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Alaska Fisheries Report — June 20, 2019

The US House approved a federal spending bill that would sideline permitting for the Pebble Mine. It passed, but don’t hold your breath. That amendment isn’t likely to even come up in the Republican-controlled Senate.  A delegation from the EPA visited Dillingham to talk to fishermen and the community.  Petersburg fishermen head out to fish Bristol Bay—900 miles from home. …

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