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

 

Seawatch: Fishermen call out trawler bycatch

Letter sent to NOAA about ongoing bycatch issue

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax

If fish landing tax is overturned, ports could lose millions

Seawatch: Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish tax
Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance

If passed, limits would lower bycatch allocation when halibut stocks fall

Seawatch: North Council looks to tie bycatch to halibut abundance
Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues

Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues

Sullivan, Gross spar in first-ever virtual fisheries debate

Seawatch: Senate candidates debate fisheries issues
Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief

Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief

Five legislators ask Dunleavy for disaster declaration

Seawatch: Fisheries asking for disaster relief
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column

It was a short, strange, summer but it looks like the season for doubling the layers of my rain gear has finally arrived. Soon the… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick wraps up his summer fishing column
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos

I’m still receiving complaints that the smug silvers are continuing to drive some of you nuts at the Fishing Hole. Remember they are fish and… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips for catching those cohos
Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

While Turk and I were watching the water evaporate at The Fishing Hole early last week, a guy let fly with a rig composed of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole
Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips on catching those Fishin’ Hole kings

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips on catching those Fishin’ Hole kings

Last Sunday, around o-dark-thirty, the action heated up at the Spit’s fishing lagoon, according to its mayor, Tom, who has been keeping vampire hours out… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Nick offers tips on catching those Fishin’ Hole kings
Anglers stand by a rack of halibut on the Irish as the North Country Charters boat returned to Homer in July 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)

Halibut regulations updated for charters

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has provided clarification on recent revisions to regulations for halibut charter fishermen. In part of his response to the… Continue reading

Anglers stand by a rack of halibut on the Irish as the North Country Charters boat returned to Homer in July 2017. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News file photo)
A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Kings sport fishing closed on Kenai River, limited on Kasilof River

Early-run king salmon emergency orders on Kenai, Kasilof Rivers to last through June 30

A king salmon during the 67th annual Golden North Salmon Derby at the Don D. Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations

Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations

Comapny shares plans to merge parts of their operations.

Seafood companies plan to merge parts of their operations
Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)

State provides additional guidelines for setnetters

As commercial fishing season ramps up in Alaska amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic, the state has provided more clarification on a specific type of… Continue reading

Salmon can be seen in the waters of Bear Lake, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)
Seawatch: Busy news week in fisheries

Seawatch: Busy news week in fisheries

It has been a busy week in the fishing industry, from a spate of false distress calls in Southeast, to an Ocean Beauty worker from… Continue reading

Seawatch: Busy news week in fisheries
Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic

With their regular stream of out-of-state tourists significantly dried up, fishing charter operations are looking to lure Alaskans back onto their boats in hopes of… Continue reading

Fishing charters ask for modified regulations during COVID-19 pandemic
Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates

Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates

United Fishermen of Alaska, with some financial help from Icicle Seafoods, held an informative webinar last week on the state’s mandate No. 17, which is… Continue reading

Seawatch: UFA holds seminar on new health mandates
Chris Giegerich holds a monster halibut he caught on the F/V Huntress with Capt. Josh Brooks on May 3, 2020, while fishing in lower Cook Inlet with his family. (Photo courtesy of Joleen Brooks, F/V Huntress)

Angler catches monster halibut

A monster halibut caught on May 3 by Chris Giegerich would have been a contender last year — if not an outright winner — in… Continue reading

Chris Giegerich holds a monster halibut he caught on the F/V Huntress with Capt. Josh Brooks on May 3, 2020, while fishing in lower Cook Inlet with his family. (Photo courtesy of Joleen Brooks, F/V Huntress)
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