As the Pollack season wraps up in the Bering Sea, the Association of Village Council Presidents and the Tanana Chiefs Conference want immediate action to protect declining Western Alaska wild Chinook Salmon stocks from trawl bycatch.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order to close the lower Kuskokwim moose hunt. As of Thursday, September 4 at 11:59pm, permit hunts for moose will be closed, both on federal and state lands in unit 18.
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Another commercial opening for salmon fishing on the Kuskowkiwm starts Monday, July 21st. Waters from Bethel to the mouth will open to commercial salmon fishing from noon to 6pm. Read more →
The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has announced an extension of the comment deadline on the proposed rule to accept applications to place land into trust in Alaska. The extension was announced today (7/1) after several requests. The public may now provide written comment through July 31st. The Proposed rule was announced earlier this year. It would allow the Secretary of the Interior to consider applications to take land into trust in Alaska. The proposed rule to explicitly include Alaska has been available for public comment since May 1.