Latest Copper River Stories
By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--"Lackluster" best describes Alaska's salmon season so far, and catches are likely to come up short when it is all over.
By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 25--It's not often you get invited to a tasting event for a species the organizers are looking to save.
CORDOVA, Alaska _ In a fishing town hit as hard as anywhere by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the reaction Wednesday to the Supreme Court ruling from disappointment to resignation to disgust.
What happened to the king salmon run in Alaska may be remain a mystery, but what's known for sure is a popular fishery has closed because of a dismal return.
State biologists eyeing the low harvest to date in the famed Copper River salmon fishery said June 6 that the catch level may be an indicator of a possible later than usual run.