Commercial Fishermen, Indigenous People Unite to Fight Mine in Alaska

In the sleepy and remote village of Dillingham in southwestern Alaska, there has historically been tension between the indigenous populations, who take a subsistence approach to catching salmon, and commercial fishermen, who take in half a billion annually by trawling one of the world’s most productive fisheries at Bristol Bay. 

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Feds Plan Huge Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

Outdoor recreation advocates praised a Trump administration proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing on 1.4 million acres in national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, but conservationists fear it could weaken wildlife protections in some areas.

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Salmon Fishing Rules Do Not Include Provisions for Endangered Whales

The number of salmon that can be fished out of the ocean this year will be similar to last year’s allowance, according to draft rules adopted Monday by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which did not make any adjustments to the allowance based on the number of salmon that endangered Southern Resident killer whales need to eat.

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