Jamie O'Connor

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Network are welcoming their inaugural class of young fishing fellows. The non-profits created the fellowship to support the next generation of fishing leaders by providing mentorship, support and hands-on learning through fisheries-related projects. Current Homer resident Jamie O’Connor is one of the five people chosen for the fellowship.   

O’Connor is a fifth generation fisherman from Dillingham. She grew up hearing a lot of misconceptions about her profession.

Ninilchik Tribe Reports Catch from Kenai

Aug 18, 2016
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

Ninilchik Traditional Council wrapped up their 2016 gillnet fishery on the Kenai River on Monday.

Tribal officials say designated fishers harvested 723 sockeye, six pinks and 12 coho between July 28 and Aug. 15.

Ninilchik Traditional Council Executive Director, Ivan Encelewski says the numbers show the fishery will not cause harm to king salmon or resident fish.