Commercial fishing

Ruffner doesn’t win legislative approval

The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from… Continue reading

 

Free safety workshop set for commercial fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, or AMSEA, will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Seward from 8 a.m.-7p.m. April 20 at AVTEC,… Continue reading

 

Banks seek to up fishing presence

The rationalization of federal fisheries has created a healthier environment for Alaska banks to underwrite commercial fishing industry loans. Alaska’s banks had a healthy 2014… Continue reading

 

Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day is March 20

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment’s Homer office will host a Commercial Fishing Vessel Industry Day March 20. The event will be from 12:30-4… Continue reading

Cordova tops in state with most commercial fishing boats

United Fishermen of Alaska has released an updated comprehensive look at commercial fishing statewide with an interactive map detailing the specifics for the year 2013… Continue reading

Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday,… Continue reading

Workshop aims to help commercial fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association holds a free injury prevention workshop, “Strains, Sprains and Pains: Ergonomic Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen,” from 6-7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Some fishing for solutions

ANCHORAGE — Change is hard. The evolution of commercial setnetting in the Cook Inlet is no different. As king salmon runs continue to decline, keeping… Continue reading

Still time to put fish in freezer (or canner or smoker or soup pot or…)

As August starts to slowly glissade (“butt scoot” for those of you who consider outdoor recreation as playing “Big Fish” on an iPad) itself down… Continue reading

New research: All fisheries important to food security on peninsula

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association has used elements of a recently released study about food security on the Kenai Peninsula to assert that commercial fishing… Continue reading

Cod pot fleet hauls in gear with quota in water

For the first time since its inception, the state-waters Pacific cod pot fleet quit fishing with a substantial amount of the quota still in the… Continue reading

Fishing vessels wanted for energy audit pilot project

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is seeking vessel owners for a fishing vessel energy audit pilot program. The foundation notes that the high cost of… Continue reading

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