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More on SE mines: Letters needed to activate Water Boundaries Treaty

Meetings all next week throughout Southeast will focus on threats being posed upriver by massive mines being planned in northern British Columbia. Begin Friday, 10/24 at Centennial Hall in Juneau. 6pm.

BC Mines near Southeast AK
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Public meetings to learn about planned open pit mines near Southeast AK

  October 21, 2014 Salmon Beyond Borders and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group will hold community presentations in five Southeast communities this month to educate the public about several large-scale mines planned for the transboundary river region. The public forums, organized for Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell, and Petersburg, will provide opportunities for residents […]

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Fishermen wanted as AK seafood ambassadors

A call is out for fishermen who want to be unofficial ambassadors for Alaska seafood.

Read It and Pass It On. Sharing Decades of Salmon History

October 22, 2014

A book that highlights salmon history will be widely distributed throughout Alaska from now until spring. Starting this week the nonprofit group, The Salmon project is holding its first ever book drops in hopes of sparking conversation and insight to many communities in Alaska and beyond.

AK salmon prices declined at wholesale this summer

Every four months Alaska processors provide price reports for how much they sold various salmon products at wholesale by region. For the peak of the season from May through August, most prices were lower than at the same time last year.

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Copper River first salmon prices dip

Reports from the first opener at Copper River say it was very slow going. Here’s the news from one highliner:

Taku and other rivers flowing from Canada to AK 
Credit: Rivers Without Borders

Mining Network meets in Anchorage, Threats to Southeast AK from Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY May 8, 2014                                                                                           MEDIA CONTACTS: Paula Dobbyn, pdobbyn@tu.org, 907-230-1513; Chris Zimmer, zimmer@riverswithoutborders.org, 907-988-8173 HEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and concludes at noon. A media opportunity for interviews and photographs will occur immediately afterward. WHEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May […]

Southeast AK troll Chinook harvest to triple from last year

                      Juneau Empire May 5, 2014    by Mary Catherine Martin High 2013 salmon returns and high escapement projections for non-Alaska rivers are working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled from last year. The […]

Togiak herring is open!

 Sunday, April 27, 2014 Togiak Herring opening announcement  This is the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Dillingham with an announcement regarding the Togiak herring fishery. Department staff flew an aerial survey of the Togiak District today and were able to document threshold biomass. Herring were observed primarily along Cape Constantine and in Kulukak […]

Alaskans Win Major Victory to Challenge Coal Strip Mine Permits

State’s loser pays attorneys’ fees law violates rights of citizens, must be rewritten

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Alaska Fish Trivia

  • Alaska's fishing industry is the state's number one employer.
  • The average age of Alaska fishing permit holders is 47.
  • Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the U.S.
  • Alaska has 3,200 women crew members and 1,100 permit holders (3.7%).
  • 80% of Alaska's fish landings come from federal waters (3-200 miles).
  • 80% of Alaska's fishing vessels are less than 60 feet in length.
  • Alaska's largest catch is pollock.
  • The Salmon-30-Salmon jet: A crew of eight worked around the clock for 27 days at Associated Painters Inc. in Oklahoma City to paint the plane.

 

Salmon-30-Salmon Jet with fish on jet

Flying Fish takes on a new meaning with the Alaska Airlines Salmon-30-Salmon jet.

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