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A look at the regulatory changes for the Upper Cook Inlet Fisheries
An international scientific expedition is trawling far offshore for Pacific salmon even though some researchers chose to leave the ship as worries escalated about COVID-19,… Continue reading
As the novel coronavirus continues to dominate headlines worldwide, halibut and sablefish got off to a surprisingly strong start in terms of pounds, but not… Continue reading
As the global pandemic of the novel coronavirus disrupts all sorts of industries around the world, the seafood industry is already feeling the impact. Diversified… Continue reading
Along with the many entertainment, recreational and community events being rescheduled or canceled while Alaska works to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19,… Continue reading
As many Alaskans confront a governor who, according to CNN, lobbies foreign mining companies to invest in Pebble Mine, the environmental group Earthworks has released… Continue reading
The Sitka Sound herring fishery will likely not open again this season, but at least this year it did not involve boats gearing up, traveling… Continue reading
The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up their 2020 meetings on Upper Cook Inlet salmon proposals last week with a clear indication that sport and… Continue reading
Proposal 104 was adopted by a vote of 5-2 on Friday.
While the U.S. trade war with China gets most of the headlines, there has been an ongoing embargo on U.S. seafood headed for Russia that… Continue reading
The move is an effort to strengthen Susitna salmon returns.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission wrapped up its meeting in Anchorage last week with all areas of Alaska except the western Gulf of Alaska seeing… Continue reading
The stock was designated after missing its sustainable escapement goal 5 years in a row.
The guided halibut charter fleet for Area 3A, including Homer, had its allocation set at 1.71 million pounds for the 2020 season at International Pacific… Continue reading
As Upper Cook Inlet fishermen prepare for the always-contentious Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings for the area starting Friday, the Alaska Department of Fish and… Continue reading
Just at a time when crab stocks in the central Gulf of Alaska are taking off, likely in part due to crashing cod populations, a… Continue reading
Kodiak seiners were stunned by decisions from the Alaska Board of Fisheries in their meeting last week to restrict the west side of Shelikof Strait… Continue reading
Last winter, scientists and Alaska fishermen agreed to launch a pilot study to develop methods for tagging cod on active commercial fishing vessels in the… Continue reading
It has often been said that humans know more about the surface of the moon than the bottom of the world’s oceans. That may be… Continue reading
The McDowell Group, a consulting and research firm based in Alaska and Seattle, has released its annual industry update, and in spite of localized ups… Continue reading