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 By Yereth Rosen    News    July 5, 2023

State surveillance finds new tick species moving into Alaska

More than 2,000 ticks collected over a decade in Alaska revealed a pattern: New tick species are being introduced to the state, often through dogs traveling from the south. They're joining the... Full story

 By Marc Lutz    News    June 28, 2023

Families come out for fishing fun on Pats Lake

The road along Pats Lake was lined with parked vehicles on Saturday, June 24, as parents, grandparents and kids of various ages turned out for Family Fishing Day. Staff from the U.S. Forest Service,...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    June 28, 2023

State asks marine council to revoke sustainable label for Russian seafood

The commissioner of Alaska's Department of Fish and Game has urged the organization that certifies seafood harvests as sustainable to revoke its endorsements for Russian-caught fish. Commissioner... Full story

 By Caroleine James    News    June 21, 2023

Borough to install harbor security cameras before winter

After an uptick in thefts at Wrangell harbors in recent years, the borough is moving to install security cameras and improve lighting at all the facilities to help keep users’ property safe. At its June 13 meeting, the borough assembly unanimously...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    June 21, 2023

Federal/state task force will develop science plan for Western Alaska salmon

Federal and state leaders have appointed 19 experts to a special task force responsible for creating a science plan to better understand Alaska’s salmon, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service announced. Task... Full story


Find an unknown salmon creek and earn $100

Up until last year, Southeast Alaska's Mitkof Island was home to a creek with some unique salmon: They only turned left. Officially, anyway. There is a fork in Ohmer Creek, on Mitkof Island. On the...


Fishermen tell federal official loss of king troll season will be 'a disaster'

More than 100 salmon trollers packed a Sitka meeting on June 7 with sharp questions about the future of their fishery, facing what could be an unprecedented full shutdown of this year’s chinook trolling season. “I’m optimistic, but I’m also...

 By Shannon Haugland    News    June 7, 2023

State says troll season will open July 1, but no chinook harvest

The Southeast Alaska summer commercial troll season for coho and chum salmon will open on July 1, but no chinook retention will be allowed, the state Department of Fish and Game announced May 30. The prohibition on troll-caught kings is due to the...


The Way We Were

May 31, 1923 The first aerial mail ever received through the Wrangell post office came from Lake Bay Wednesday morning, having been brought by the seaplane Northbird piloted by Roy Jones with Glen Day as engineer. Mr. Jones stated that the flight...

 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 Sentinel staff    News    May 31, 2023

Fishing derby tentatively set for mid-June

The annual Wrangell King Salmon Derby is tentatively set for June 15 through July 2. Though the chamber of commerce, which is still organizing the event, hasn’t officially set the dates or prizes, the derby typically runs for about two weeks, with...

 By Sentinel staff    News    May 31, 2023

Family Fishing Day to feature activities for young and young-at-heart

Bring a fishing pole and plenty of enthusiasm to Pats Lake for an annual event sure to lure in the whole family. Family Fishing Day on June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will have something for everyone, from lure making to casting practice and even a...

 By Gene Johnson    News    May 10, 2023

Judge's ruling could shut down summer troll king salmon season

SEATTLE (AP) — A ruling from a federal judge in Seattle could effectively shut down commercial king salmon trolling in Southeast Alaska — a valuable industry that supports some 1,500 fishermen — after a Washington state-based conservation...

 By Caroleine James    News    May 10, 2023

Tlingit & Haida distributes herring eggs to tribal citizens

Tribal citizens lined up outside the WCA carving shed on the sunny afternoon of May 2 to collect boxes of herring eggs from the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The Tlingit and Haida Traditional Food Security program...

 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 Sentinel staff    News    April 19, 2023

Stikine closed for 7th year in a row to subsistence king fishing

For the seventh year in a row, federal managers have closed the Stikine River chinook subsistence fishery to help preserve weak runs of the returning salmon. The U.S. Forest Service, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, last...

 By Larry Persily    News    April 12, 2023

Southeast chinook harvest limit cut 23% for all gear groups

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has reduced this year’s non-hatchery chinook catch limit for Southeast commercial trollers by 44,000 fish — about 23% lower than last year’s harvest quota. The catch limit for sportfishing, commercial...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    April 5, 2023

State wants to prepare if ban on commercial fishing in federal Arctic waters expires

Bans on commercial fishing in U.S. and international Arctic waters have been lauded as admirable preemptive actions that protect vulnerable resources before they are damaged by exploitation. But now the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is preparing... Full story

 By Caroleine James    News    March 22, 2023

Subsistence workshop to teach advocacy skills to residents

The federal subsistence management program aims to protect rural Alaskans’ subsistence lifestyle while maintaining healthy fish and wildlife populations on federal lands. However, this multi-agency governmental apparatus can be daunting for rural...


The Way We Were

March 1, 1923 The annual convention of the Grand Pioneers of Alaska will be held at Nenana the latter part of this month. At the meeting of the Wrangell Pioneers Igloo Monday night, a resolution was adopted calling upon the Grand Igloo to ask the...

 By Zaz Hollander    News    March 8, 2023

State will close most of Cook Inlet to king salmon sportfishing

The state is shutting down most summer king salmon sportfishing around Cook Inlet amid continued declines in the strong, hard-running fish that not that long ago filled freezers and fueled tourism in the state’s most populated region. The Alaska...


The Way We Were

March 1, 1923 As a means of stimulating interest and learning the sentiment of the community in regard to the proposed new playground for the school, the PTA is offering four worthwhile prizes to pupils for essays on the subject, “Will the proposed...

 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...


Assembly will consider opposing listing Alexander Archipelago wolf as endangered

Communities throughout Southeast have signed a petition to oppose listing the Alexander Archipelago wolf as an endangered species, due largely to the additional restrictions a listing could impose on wolf hunters and the potential risk to the deer po...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    February 15, 2023

Endangered listing for sunflower sea stars could affect West Coast fishing

One of the biggest sea stars in the world has been devastated by a malady likened to an underwater "zombie apocalypse" and could soon be granted Endangered Species Act protection. Sunflower sea... Full story


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