Sitka, Alaska The current weather forecast is calling for more high pressure to make its way over southeast. The warm, dry weather this summer has caused some fishermen to start wondering about what kind of effect drought conditions might have on pink salmon stocks. Fish and Game forecasts are about average this year and management biologists say it’s not yet time to panic. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.
Drought could mean decline in pink salmon
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more