You’ve heard me point out the comparatively insignificant share of fish taken by Alaska sport fishermen. The graph below proofs my point. The Yukon is historically one of the great King fisheries in Alaska and the world. Sadly it’s doomed. It’s a shame the trawler harvest, which is largely responsible is not accounted for… Aaargh…. The King is dead…. #captainlarry... See MoreSee Less
Remember the “good old days” when we sport fishermen in Wild Alaska could keep Yelloweye? “Learned from a longliner friend that the draggers hit the quota on yelloweye last season. Longliners couldn’t sell the yelloweye bycatch and had to give it away. DON’T ORDER ROCKFISH IN RESTAURANTS. It comes from trawler bycatch!” #captainlarry... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Years Eve from Wild Alaska! Dream big, have no fear and never, never stop questioning. Look to the stars and shoot for the moon. No matter where you are or what you do, tomorrow dawns a new day, a new year, a new beginning. Aaargh….anything is possible but you’ve got to try… ... See MoreSee Less
Our trusted friend and crew member Captain Don needs our help.
On the morning of December 29th, our friend Don Etheridge was notified his tug, the Tagish, had sunk. Don had been working on this piece of Alaskan history for close to 20 years. He has been a strong advocate in the Juneau community for a variety of causes and is always willing to help a friend out. As you may expect, the costs associated with the clean-up and salvage of the Tagish is going to be expensive. If you have the ability to chip in to help offset the costs associated with the sinking, I know it would be greatfully appreciated, The Tagish was originally built in the early '40s and served in Pearl Harbor during WWII. From there it served the West Coast and Hawaii in the Foss Fleet before coming up to Alaska.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council met in Anchorage during the second week in December. Among items on its agenda the panel was to deliberate on action steps to mitigate the incidental take ...