With the Board of Fisheries meeting taking place in Anchorage, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the reporting being done on proposals related to the Susitna River drainage. Since I’m no fisheries expert, I appreciate these reporters keeping us in the loop regarding policy proposals and the way the Board of Fisheries operates.
1. The Salmon Divide by Mary Lockman
‘Fish wars’ fatigue has sides stressing science ahead of Board of Fisheries meeting.
2. Fishy-nomic war by Craig Medred
As a blunt reminder of the value of salmon to all Alaskans, businessmen and women from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough paraded before the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Saturday to talk business.
3. Public Battles Over Drift Fishing Corridors at Fish Board by Elizabeth Earl
No government entity, however, has jumped in to bail out Mike Hudson, the owner of 3 Rivers Fly & Tackle in Wasilla, even though his business has in recent years been devastated by weak salmon returns linked in part to how Inlet salmon are managed.