For former Ketchikan resident JoMarie Alba, next month will bring graduation and the beginning of a new research job with a federal agency as part of a fellowship from the Alaska Sea Grant program.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A fix in the federal CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program rules for commercial fishing businesses was announced earlier this week, but interested fishermen must apply for PPP funds next Tuesday, according to Alaska’s congressional delegation.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Citing reduced nonresident harvest in the Southeast Alaska sport fishery because of the COVID-19, the state has changed the king salmon sport fishing regulations for Alaska residents and nonresidents.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Spring is typically the time of year that sport fishing for chinook salmon gets underway in earnest in Southeast Alaska.

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KETCHIKAN (KDN) — New officers for the Ketchikan Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary were installed during a change of watch event in January.

Earlier this week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted a 'weak' harvest for pink salmon throughout Southeast Alaska.

The general manager of the fish hatcheries in southern Southeast Alaska dished on this season's poor salmon returns to a group of 50 people at a Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce event at Cape Fox Lodge on Wednesday.

ANCHORAGE — Add salmon to the list of species affected by Alaska's blistering summer temperatures, including the hottest July on record.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan held a change of command ceremony on Friday, during which Chief Boatswains Mate Scott Habershaw officially assumed command of Station Ketchikan from Senior Chief Boatswains Mate Jeremy Kastner.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Friday announced an increase to the bag and possession limit of king salmon for anglers in Herring Bay — and the bag and possession limit for king salmon for all anglers in three Ketchikan terminal harvest areas.

Alaska has a multiplicity of aquatic farms ascending into the market with new ways to farm and new rigs to grow stock. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, for 2019 there are 19 currently permitted aquatic farming business for the culture of Pacific oysters within the entire …

The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and about half a dozen community representatives welcomed the 3,800-passenger Norwegian Joy cruise ship in its inaugural visit to Ketchikan Monday morning.

Gary Freitag shared his experiences and knowledge in his “Whales in Southeast Alaska and Marine Mammal Interactions” Thursday evening, at a University of Alaska Ketchikan Campus Library “Ask UAS” presentation.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — A delay in processing federal Certificate of Documentations for vessels has prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to issue a bulletin stating that vessels with an expired COD may continue to operate on their previously issued trade endorsements — provided that a renewal application…

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Charter halibut anglers in Southeast Alaska can expect the same catch and bag limit regulations as last year.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang announced on Jan. 24 that he has appointed Sam Rabung as director of Commercial Fisheries and Dave Rutz as director of the Division of Sport Fish, according to a press release from Fish and Game.

Record-breaking levels of toxins among southern Southeast Alaska’s geoduck clams have yielded an extremely slow harvest for the 2018-2019 commercial geoduck season so far.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor of Oceanography Gary Freitag walked his audience through his “Seaweed Farming in Alaska” presentation on the evening of Oct. 25, at the University of Alaska Ketchikan Campus library.

2018 was a historically bad year for Southeast Alaska’s commercial net fisheries, with catches falling far below those of recent years.

Record-breaking sunlight and heat in recent weeks has yielded an unusually widespread plankton bloom throughout southern Southeast Alaska. The phenomenon is lending a striking turquoise color to much of the area’s waters, including those around Ketchikan.

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — Alaska Department of Fish and Game Ketchikan Area Manager Scott Walker told the Daily News on Friday that this year’s commercial salmon fishery is still experiencing a slow start for all salmon species. He said that pink salmon numbers in particular have been disappointing …

The first of two summer fishing periods for Southeast Alaska’s commercial troll fishery will conclude on Saturday night, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Friday.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on June 25 began requiring permits for all sport, personal use and subsistence shrimp fishing in Southeast Alaska. Only commercial shrimpers were previously required to hold permits.

Following low forecasts for wild king salmon returns to Southeast Alaska rivers, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in March announced that all the inside waters of Southeast Alaska would be closed to retaining kings while sport fishing from April 1 through June 14.