Board of Fish asks Legislature to Update Salmon Protections

KODIAK, AK – The Alaska Board of Fisheries finalized a letter to the State Legislature Friday, recommending that lawmakers clarify and add to Alaska’s Fish Habitat Permitting law, Title 16. This comes after commercial, sport, subsistence and personal use fishermen joined together to highlight the need to update Alaska’s primary […]

Seiners on Prince William Sound. Photo: Allison Sayer

What happened to the pink salmon?

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]

16.22 lb Silver – New Leader! 

16.22 lb Silver – New Leader! 

Seward, AK August 20, 2016 Mike Hanson of Anchorage hauled in a 16.22 lb Silver to take the lead in the Seward Silver Salmon Derby. Mike was fishing aboard the aptly named vessel “Fishing Machine” at Tonsina Pt. yesterday. As it happens, Mike is the grandson of Otto Hanson who […]


Submitted by Seward Chamber of Commerce – Welcome to the 61st Silver Salmon Derby. Seward, Alaska, August 15. The first day of the derby had a pretty good start even if the weather made it challenging for some of the anglers going out into the bay. The derby saw a […]

Kenneth Lester with his 16.8 lb Silver Salmon. Seward Chamber of Commerce photo.


Submitted by the Seward Chamber of Commerce – Welcome to the 61st Silver Salmon Derby. Seward, Alaska, August 11 – The 61st Seward Silver Salmon Derby starts this Saturday bright and early, at 6 o’clock in the morning.  The Chamber of Commerce will be having the annual kick-off party at […]

Silver Salmon Derby begins August 13

Do you know how to tell summer is coming to an end? Many know by the change in the weather, but in Seward it is the annual Silver Salmon Derby. With the Captain’s kick-off BBQ at the Derby booth on Friday August 12th at 5:30pm to 8:00pm, where captains and […]