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Pink Salmon Season Declared Fishery Disaster

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the 2016 pink salmon season in the Gulf of Alaska officially earned the status of a fishery disaster. Pink salmon harvests were poor across the board last year. For the Kodiak management area for instance, fishermen pulled in 3.25-million pinks out a forecasted 16.2 million. Other affected areas include Prince William Sound, the Chignik Management Area, …

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At ComFish Forum, Talk on Fishing Access and the Right to Fish

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A series of talks during ComFish titled “Right to Fish: Challenges and Opportunities in Alaska Fishing Access” inspired one speaker to dedicate part of his presentation to the inequality within catch share programs. Duncan Fields, who sits on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, elaborated on the tie between access and the right to fish. “When we talk …

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