Alaska Outdoor Digest

The source for important, timely news on hunting, fishing and the outdoors in Alaska.

BofF to consider Cook Inlet closures on all fishermen
By Lee Leschper Should all Alaska fishermen, commercial and non-commercial, be closed out of fishing when salmon runs are not meeting escapement goals? Specific to Upper Cook Inlet, should sport fishermen and dipnetters also be blocked from fishing, when commercial fishermen are restricted because a run is low or... Read more
Where is Fish Fight headed?
Wait for Kenai sockeye continues, ADF&G curtails commercial fishing
Will this be the year the sockeye never came back to the Kenai? Sockeye salmon fishermen on the Kenai River at still playing a waiting game.  That is, waiting for the big surge of late run sockeye salmon that usually fills the river by now.  And fills both stringers... Read more
ADFG to use set net fishery to fund July project
ADF&G’s commercial fishing division will launch an early June set net fishery south of the Kasilof, to pay for the July Cook Inlet sockeye test project. Bids for a processor to run the commercial fishery for the department were due this week. That set net fishery would be contracted... Read more
Chugach Electric cancels plans for Snow River dam project
In a dramatic turn of events Thursday, Chugach Electric announced that it is dropping all plans to pursue building three hydroelectric dams on the Snow River, a tributary of the Kenai. Early this week the Anchorage utility held public meetings in Anchorage and in Moose Pass, near the proposed... Read more