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Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: IFQ rules extended

Pandemic regulations extended another season allowing medical transfers of IFQ

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Fuel shortage hits crabbers

Missed fuel delivery hurts crab fishermen seeking to refuel at St. Paul

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: 2021 salmon season looks strong

Fish and Game predicts a 61% increase in salmon catches, mostly pinks

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Should state waters be expanded?

Gross proposes extending state waters to 12 miles

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: IFQ permits go by mail only on request

Pandemic work conditions prevented mass mailings of IFQ permits

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: International Pacific Halibut Commission studying COVID-19 impacts on fishermen

Three surveys will look at financial impacts before and during the pandemic

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Pandemic continues to hurt fishing industry

Pandemic impact in Bristol Bay alone estimated at $30-40 million

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: North Council struggles with sablefish issue

Sablefish numbers are too small for market but still must be retained under IFQ regulations

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: IPHC raises halibut quota in all areas

Area 3A, the central Gulf of Alaska, gets 8.95 million pounds for the commercial sector and 1.95 million pounds for the charter sector.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: B.C. open-net salmon pens to be phased out

First Nations pressured Canadian government to move salmon farming to closed, land based systems

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Local shellfish growers win Farm Family of the Year

Bates family of Halibut Cove wins mariculture Farm Family of the Year.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Pollock fishermen to delay season

Delay of pollock season will allow roe to ripen, making fish more valuable.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Tribe wins lawsuit in herring roe subsistence claim

Sitka Tribe of Alaska claimed state wasn’t providing “reasonable opportunity” in herring roe harvest.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Fishing endured tough year

Looking back at 2020, commercial fishing suffered economic losses from pandemic, other factors.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Cod season in federal waters is back

After no season this year, cod season returns in federal waters for 2021.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Feds extend sign-up date for industry relief program

Jan. 15 is new deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing boats are docked at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Young fishermen’s act praised

Young Fishermen’s Development Act passes U.S. Senate, now goes to House

Commercial fishing boats are docked at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Halibut commission sets draft 2020 quotas

The International Pacific Halibut Commission held its interim meeting last month and lead quantitative scientist Dr. Ian Stewart is recommending a quota increase in all… Continue reading

Seawatch: Fishermen concerned about option to close salmon fishery in federal waters

Upper Cook Inlet fishermen alarmed at proposal to close salmon fishery in Economic Exclusive Zone

Seawatch: ADFG: 2021 Bristol Bay run will be smaller

Bristol Bay is looking at a smaller sockeye season for 2021, but still in respectable territory. The projected run of 51 million sockeye would allow… Continue reading