Author: Robert Woolsey, KCAW

Southeast’s hatchery chum salmon bonanza a timely hedge against disaster

2018 was the worst season for pink salmon in Southeast Alaska in 44 years -- but it wasn’t the worst season for the salmon fleet, thanks in part to the region’s non-profit hatcheries, according to Steve Reifenstuhl, the general manager of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association. He outlined for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce how hatcheries are a four-decade old bet that has paid off.

Read More

State to allow higher herring harvest next year, STA promises ‘drastic action’

Despite a poor season last spring, the forecast for the 2019 Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery is up. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game expect a spawning biomass of just over 64,000 tons of herring in Sitka Sound next March, about 9,000 tons greater than was forecast for this year. That means the state will allow more herring to be taken next year. In light of this news, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska announced they would take “drastic action” to protect the herring population from their fear of overfishing.

Read More

‘Hobbit Hole’ hiker is there and back again thanks to infrared radar

A woman from California is recovering from mild hypothermia after being rescued by the Coast Guard from the Inian Islands near Elfin Cove in Cross Sound late Tuesday night (11-27-18). According to the Alaska State Troopers, 20-year old Darcie Nicholson left her cabin at 9 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday for a walk expected to last an hour.

Read More

SCH August18

SCH August18

UAS Regional

UAS Regional

Click Here Donate Button

Click Here Donate Button

NOAA_BUTTON

NOAA_BUTTON

GardenShow_logo

GardenShow_logo

Final Platters Logo 1

Final Platters Logo 1

sithistmin_logo

sithistmin_logo

latest_newscast

latest_newscast

Community Calendar