June 9, 2017

Alaska/Pacific Coast Looming gov’t shutdown threatens AK’s $500M salmon industry KTVA by Liz Raines – June 7, 2017 Alaska’s half-billion-dollar salmon season is in jeopardy if lawmakers don’t pass a state budget by the end of June. Without one, state

June 8, 2017

Alaska/Pacific Coast Copper river king salmon return higher than expected KUAC by Dan Bross – June 7, 2017 The Copper River king salmon return is coming in better than forecast. Predicted to be the weakest on record, at about 29,000

June 7, 2017

Alaska/Pacific Coast Harbour seals selectively eat juveniles of salmon species most at risk Vancouver Sun by Randy Shore – June 5, 2017 Harbour seals in the Strait of Georgia may be eating millions of juvenile sockeye, coho and chinook salmon

June 6, 2017

Politics Walker: Legislature in stalemate Governor prepares to come off sidelines in attempt to avoid state government shutdown Juneau Empire by James Brooks – June 4, 2017 Calling the Alaska Legislature’s current situation a “stalemate,” Gov. Bill Walker has announced

June 5, 2017

Alaska/Pacific Coast Too many pink salmon in Kachemak Bay? Alaska Dispatch News by Erin McKittrick – June 5, 2017 HOMER — Tucked into a narrow fjord on the south side of Kachemak Bay is a small lagoon, 700 feet wide,