Articles written by Anna Laffrey

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19



 By Anna Laffrey    News    January 10, 2024

Warming water changes schedule at Klawock River coho hatchery

Water is warming up at the Klawock River Hatchery on Prince of Wales Island, a Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association facility that fertilizes and incubates 5 million coho eggs each year using Klawock River water. Hatchery manager Troy L...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    December 20, 2023

U.S. Senate committee advances 'landless Natives' legislation

A U.S. Senate committee last week advanced legislation to create Native corporations in Wrangell, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee and Haines — if it can win Senate and House approval in the next 12 months. The five “landless Natives...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    December 6, 2023

State Board of Fisheries votes down tighter regulation of sport chinook catch

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted 4-2 against requiring in-season management to more effectively hold the sport fishery chinook catch within its harvest limit. The board voted on Friday, Dec. 1, at its meeting in Homer, which was primarily devoted...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    December 6, 2023

State forecasts average pink salmon harvest in 2024

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced it expects Southeast Alaska commercial fishermen next year will harvest around 19 million pink salmon — close to an average number based on 63 years of commercial harvest data collected since Alaska...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    November 29, 2023

Southeast subsistence council comments on review of potential mariculture sites

Subsistence representatives for Southeast have weighed in on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration planning process that is working to identify potential sites for commercial seaweed, kelp and shellfish farms in Alaska waters. In its...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    October 11, 2023

Killer whales freed after 6 weeks trapped in lake near Coffman Cove

A team in Coffman Cove helped set free two killer whales that had been trapped in Barnes Lake on northeast Prince of Wales Island since mid-August for six weeks, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The orcas presumably...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    October 4, 2023

Hydroponic farm thrives in shipping containers in Ketchikan

Every Monday morning, Jenn Tucker harvests 3,600 living plants from one of the shipping containers that serves as a hydroponic farm and fills piles of crates for delivery across Ketchikan. Tucker is t...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    August 16, 2023

Invasive green crab population grows around Annette Island

An insidious, invasive crab is multiplying in numbers on the southern shores of Annette Island. As of Friday, Aug. 11, Metlakatla Indian Community teams have recovered 1,622 invasive green crabs from Tamgas Harbor, a large, open bight in the...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    August 9, 2023

Southeast seiners could double pre-season pink harvest estimate

Southeast Alaska commercial seine fishermen are blazing past pink salmon catch estimates that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted for the summer season. Fish and Game in May forecast that seine fishermen would harvest about 19 million...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    August 9, 2023

Trollers get 24-hour chinook opening on Friday

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a second opportunity for commercial trollers to catch chinook salmon in Southeast after a smaller-than-average troll fleet took about 85,000 chinook during an initial opener July 1-12. Troll...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    July 5, 2023

Tlingit food culture video series wins national awards

In the new online video series "Harvest" that recently won national television awards, residents of Prince of Wales Island show the entire process for harvesting and preparing beach greens, gumboots,...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 31, 2023

State files another appeal with court to save commercial king salmon troll fishery

A federal judge has denied the state of Alaska’s request for a stay of an order that could close down the Southeast king salmon troll fishery this summer and winter. The last option to open the fishery this season is another appeal. After the...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 31, 2023

Ketchikan-to-Hollis ferry carries its millionth passenger

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority on May 24 welcomed its one millionth passenger since the service began operating between Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island in 2002. As passengers arrived for the Prince of Wales ferry’s 3:30 p.m. run from...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 17, 2023

Judge rules Ketchikan schools can display tribal values posters

A state judge has ruled that Southeast Traditional Tribal Values posters may hang throughout the Ketchikan School District, rejecting a lawsuit that sought to ban the posters. The judge’s ruling also allows the schools to continue using the tribal...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 17, 2023

Metlakatla leading Alaska's efforts against invasive green crabs

Forty people spread across the estuarine beach of northwest Tamgas Harbor to study the invasive European green crab that's been moving into the large bight on the southern shore of Annette Island...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    May 10, 2023

Former Ketchikan shop owners plead guilty to selling fake Native artwork

A Washington state family has pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act when they owned and operated several businesses in Ketchikan. They sold carvings and wood totem poles made by people in the...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    April 26, 2023

Last year's Southeast salmon harvest was 69% of 10-year average

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this month that commercial salmon fishermen across all gear groups caught a total 31.7 million salmon in Southeast Alaska during 2022. Last year's all-species harvest was low, Fish and Game reported....

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    March 1, 2023

Search continues for invasive green crab around Annette Island

No invasive green crabs have been found outside the area on Annette Island where they were discovered last summer, though experts are working against a potential population explosion in Southeast Alaska. Barb Lake, with the National Oceanic and...

 
 By Anna Laffrey    News    February 8, 2023

Commercial shrimp fishermen frustrated with change to May season

The 2023 commercial pot shrimp fishery in Southeast Alaska will open May 15. Fishermen targeting pot shrimp missed out on their usual October opener last year following a season change set by the Alaska Board of Fish. Fishermen expressed frustration...

 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2024