Alaska Digest

Cleanup starts on sheen from sinking

Oil containment and cleanup will begin Thursday after a sheen a mile long was spotted from a 50-foot fishing vessel that sank in Southeast.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said absorbent boom will be used after the sinking of the Evening Star, . . . → Read More: Alaska Digest

Chums making way into Southcentral Alaska

With that said, I was pleasantly surprised to hear reports that chums are making their appearance in Southcentral Alaska. If you want to take the kids out and experience a low-pressure day of fishing, give chums a go. Now is probably as good as any time to get out and wet a line . . . → Read More: Chums making way into Southcentral Alaska

Panel taking comments on Alaska mine study

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A panel convened Tuesday to begin evaluating the science behind a federal study that found large-scale mining near the headwaters of Bristol Bay could hurt the productivity and sustainability of one of the world’s premier salmon fisheries.

The watershed assessment was conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to . . . → Read More: Panel taking comments on Alaska mine study

Salmon Season in Alaska

This is a discussion on Salmon Season in Alaska within the Current Cruise Travel News forums, part of the category; Holland America Blog Has Just Posted the Following:

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Alaska editorial: King closures expose double standards on bycatch

This article first appeared in the Alaska Journal of Commerce:

A fisheries management nightmare is playing out across the state caused by weak king salmon returns. The social and economic harms have yet to be calculated, although we have no doubt they are immense.

Sport and subsistence king fisheries have been shut down. The . . . → Read More: Alaska editorial: King closures expose double standards on bycatch

Leschper: Salmon are tasty, fun to catch

SOLDOTNA, Alaska — A salmon by any other name wouldn’t taste as sweet.

Few say blueback.

Many say red.

Most say sockeye.

However this marvel is described, the fish that run the gauntlet of gnashing teeth, claws and jaws from the time they’re fry into the prime of their lives are nothing short of a . . . → Read More: Leschper: Salmon are tasty, fun to catch

Wildlife watching in Alaska

If you visit Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, this month, it’s often easy to spot bald eagles, ravens and black and brown bears on your own. (I expected to have the same luck in June and got skunked, except for the raven I photographed in a Foodland parking lot.) Timing is everything with wildlife watching and . . . → Read More: Wildlife watching in Alaska

SOLANA BEACH: Local company behind popular bear cams

Every time someone logs on at www.Explore.org to watch brown bears fishing in Alaska —- and more than 1 million viewers have since July 23 —- the pixels of cascading water, lumbering bears and shimmering salmon are delivered through a network installed and maintained by Tim and Tiffany Sears of Solana Beach.

It is a . . . → Read More: SOLANA BEACH: Local company behind popular bear cams

‘Bearcam’ in Alaska next best thing to being there

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A new video initiative is bringing the famed brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park directly to your computer . . . → Read More: ‘Bearcam’ in Alaska next best thing to being there

Salmon fishing

Echo Cove, Alaska—The little Redington 5-wt. rod bent in the backcast as the line slowly unfolded toward the woods behind me. Then, with a slight flick of the wrist, the energy now stored in the bent tip was released forward and the line went whipping by me, carrying the pink closer out over the dark . . . → Read More: Salmon fishing