1pm on March 10th, 2014: Bigwave Dave spoke with Trent Hartill, Groundfish Management Biologist for Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
He got an update on the pot cod quota for the South Alaska Peninsula (18,408,522lbs total GHL for 2014). Trent said that approximately 3 million pounds had been caught so far and a bit more than 15 million pounds was still available for harvest.
KSDP’s Austin Roof spoke with Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge‘s Manager Steve Delehanty and Invasive Species Biologist Steve Ebbert before their Open House in Sand Point on January 15th, 2014. They talked about the scoping process that AMNWR has begun in order to deal with unauthorized cattle on two refuge islands.
Governor Parnell Says Federal Decision Against Road
Threatens King Cove Residents
February 5, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell expressed deep frustration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) selection of a “no action” alternative in the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the King Cove to Cold Bay access project. (more…)
From ADF&G: “WASSIP is a comprehensive program to sample commercial and subsistence chum and sockeye salmon fisheries in coastal marine areas of western Alaska, from 2006 through 2009. This program is unprecedented in its magnitude and scope, including salmon fisheries from Chignik Bay to Kotzebue Sound, stretching over 3,000 km of shoreline. During the four years of fishery sampling, approximately 320,000 samples were collected and some 156,000 samples will be analyzed by the ADF&G Gene Conservation Laboratory to estimate stock composition of fishery harvests with the finest resolution possible. Additional populations have been added to the genetic baselines for both species and the number of DNA markers has been greatly expanded to provide for increased stock resolution. WASSIP will help all stakeholders better understand the composition of harvests in western Alaska fisheries and the effects that these fisheries have on salmon stocks in this vast region.”