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Acid Mine Drainage: Acid Seep GET PHOTO Acid Seep in Nevada source: Copyright held by photographer Summary Acid mine drainage (AMD) refers to the outflow of acidic water from a mining site. In most cases, this acid comes primarily from oxidation of iron sulfide ... [read-more]
BC Transboundary Mines: The "transboundary mines" is the informal name for a group of mines (only one of which, Red Chris, is operational) in northern British Columbia watersheds which drain across the U.S.-Canada border into Alaska.These mines target ore bodies which collectively contain ... [read-more]
Bristol Bay Fisheries: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks SummaryBristol Bay hosts the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, as well as several ... [read-more]
Can Two Wrongs Make a Right? Mercury and Selenium in Fish: (Note:  Many of links in this article lead to scientific reports, some of which are behind paywalls; our apologies for this.)Introduction Big Halibut GET PHOTO Current recommendations suggest that pregnant women and children not eat much of large halibut such ... [read-more]
Chuitna Coal Mine Prospect: A journey to Chuitna ...We began with a mission to look for coal. And we found a little. But as soon as we stepped away from the scattered coal boulders in the Chuitna River, it disappeared – hidden deep beneath ... [read-more]
Climate Change and Alaska Fisheries: Salmon GET PHOTO How will salmon fare in a warmer Alaska? Executive SummaryAs a fossil-fuel producing state, Alaska faces a tradeoff between developing its oil, gas, and coal resources (which will put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere), and preserving ... [read-more]
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: SummaryThe 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil spill released millions of gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound Alaska.   It was the worst environmental disaster in Alaska history, and occured in a very sensitive coastal ecosystem, magnifying damage.  The spill ... [read-more]
Herring Fishery in Alaska: SummaryHerring have been historically harvested in Alaska for food, oil, bait and now sac roe (eggs).  In addition to their commercial importance, herring act as a critical bridge between primary producers and the larger animals in the food web.  Herring ... [read-more]
Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Streams Ordinance: Waterways affected by ordinance GET PHOTO Executive SummaryThis ordinance establishes a buffer zone of limited development within 50 feet of anadromous (salmon-bearing) waters, to protect fish habitat. Waters are defined based on Fish and Game's catalog of anadromous waters, with ... [read-more]
Mercury from Coal: Mercury is released into the air from the combustion of coal. This mercury accumulates and concentrates in the food chain, where it is ingested by people (often through eating fish). Mercury is a toxic chemical that can affect the nervous ... [read-more]
Ocean Acidification: (Note: While most of the information in this article will not change with time, the part about Alaska is no longer being maintained as of late 2014)Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the major polluting byproduct of the combustion of fossil fuels ... [read-more]
Pebble Mine (Copper/Gold Prospect): Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Summary The proposed Pebble Mine is located in Southwest Alaska, on state land near Lake ... [read-more]
Salmon: (Author's Note:  This article was written in 2007 by Erin McKittrick as part of our preparation for the Journey on the Wild Coast.  For up to date and more neutral articles on a variety of natural resource issues in Alaska ... [read-more]
Subsistence: SummaryThe subsistence harvest of wild resources is important to the livelihood and culture of many Alaskans, both Native and non-Native.  Subsistence harvests of fish and game represent a significant portion of the diet in rural Alaska, and are managed with ... [read-more]
The True Cost of Coal: To the electricity customer, coal is relatively cheap. But missing from the sticker price are coal's major impacts on ecosystems, human health, and our economy. People are sickened by pollution from coal fired power plants, shortening their lives and burdening ... [read-more]
Alaska Fisheries: Fisheries Articles Bristol Bay Fisheries Herring Fishery in Alaska Salmon in the Pacific NorthwestClimate Change and Alaska FisheriesKenai Peninsula Anadromous Streams OrdinanceCan Two Wrongs Make a Right?  Mercury and Selenium in Fish Subsistence, commercial, and sport fishing are integral to ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Fishing

Ready to go
Little fish
Catch and release
Out of the boat
Baiting hooks
Is anything on?
The big one
The big one
Big Halibut
Let it go
Meal sized
That's big
It's bloody
PWS Bjorn and Kim
Gill Netter
Herring Roe
Strings of herring eggs
Herring Roe
Beaches covered with Herring Roe
Handful of Herring Roe
Herring Roe
Eelgrass with Herring Roe
Toddler plucking herring roe
Herring Roe
Sitka fishing boats
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Salmon filleting
Fishing and coal
Native fish trap
Laura S in Dogfish Bay
Checking out the river mouth
Pebble Boat Flag
Tutka Bay Seiner
Fish cutting
Fishing nets
Setnetters near oil rigs
Fishing boat on the Kustatan Peninsula
Fishing boat on the Kustatan Peninsula
Buoy and Boulder
Setnet cabins on the Kustatan
Little moochers
Cutting salmon
Redoubt Bay Fish Camp
Waiting for a gift
Investigating clams
Katmai and clam
Setnet camp
Setnetting Family
Boat and birds
Crab pots
Tom Cod Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing
Sunset and fishing boat
Golden leaves in the Golden Triangle
Lake trout nets
Wooden boats of Lake Titicaca
Looking for frogs
Checking the nets on a windy morning