The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says salmon runs in the Norton Sound district are expected to be at least as strong as last year, with the exception of king salmon.
The herring bait fishery has seen the best harvest numbers since 2008 and could break the 1997 record if the 100-ton quota is met.
Representatives from the Kenaitze Indian Tribe visited Nome earlier this month to discuss their Educational Salmon Fishery, which Kawerak hopes could become a model for Nome.
After fourteen years of decline, Alaska’s largest caribou herd is on the rebound. New digital camera systems aided last summer’s count.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game harvest and value estimates released last week show a jump in both catch and prices paid to fishermen in 2017, as well as the all-time record chum harvest statewide.
There’s a small tourist attraction going on at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. Causing the stir is a rare, blue-colored red king crab.