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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: 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)

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)

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)

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)
Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula one of top recipients of small business relief funds

Just under $50 million in grant funds were distributed to businesses in the area

Tim Dillon, executive director of KPEDD, presents to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
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)
The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Marine brick-and-mortar store postponed grand opening because of pandemic

Located in the heart of Northern Enterprises Boatyard, Homer Marine is go-to place for boat repairs, building.

The new sign for Homer Marine is waiting to be installed on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at the store in the Northern Enterprises Boatyard in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Coffeesmith expands to brick and mortar building

Coffee stand owner opens cafe in former K-Bay Caffe location

The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/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

Trey Hill, right, and Alyssa Hill, left, of Homer SeaTow pose in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Homer SeaTow)

Capt. Trey and Alyssa Hill win Sea Tow best franchise award

Best Franchise Award was announced at virtual annual meeting.

Trey Hill, right, and Alyssa Hill, left, of Homer SeaTow pose in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Homer SeaTow)
Pizza Underground owner Ethan Eutsler, right, and coworker Jack Pierre, left, take a break from making pizza dough on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the opening day of the business, in the basement of Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New takeout pizza option opens in Homer

Housed in the basement of Alice’s Champagne Palace, Pizza Underground is strictly food to go.

Pizza Underground owner Ethan Eutsler, right, and coworker Jack Pierre, left, take a break from making pizza dough on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the opening day of the business, in the basement of Alice's Champagne Palace in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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

The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New affordable housing project available in Kachemak City

Area residents in need of affordable housing now have one more option, located in Kachemak City. East End Cottages, an affordable housing complex, is nearing… Continue reading

The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)