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

NMFMC fails to clarify observer program

The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association’s attempt to get the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to clarify the objectives of the restructured observer program and provide… Continue reading

Fishing Hole runs hard to predict

Eagles are flying over it and seals are poking their heads above its surface, but will fish be in it? That’s the million-dollar question when… Continue reading

Taking a stand for Kenai kings

For 24 years, Greg Brush has been cementing the foundation of his life — faith, family and fish. When he was a 27-year-old, he abandoned… 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

Shell game: Scallop fishery faces scrutiny

A bill extending the limited entry program for scallops is making its way through the Alaska State Senate, but not without scrutiny. On March 11,… Continue reading

Pot cod season not as good as in past years

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer area management biologist Jan Rumble confirmed last week what fishermen have been saying all season: It has been… Continue reading

Online registration underway for 20th winter king tourney

The countdown to the 20th annual Winter King Salmon Tournament, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, has begun. With online registration… Continue reading

A new way forward in the Gulf of Alaska: Reduce bycatch, but protect coastal communities

A laska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the life-blood of coastal Alaska… Continue reading

Alaska delegation earns thanks

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) recently approved a restructured observer program that extends observer coverage to Alaska’s small boat fleet.  With the National… Continue reading

Class helping to save lives

Marine safety is a very fun yet educational class for us fishermen. It is very important to learn about all of the dangers that could… Continue reading

Setting the record straight

The Nov. 29 issue of the Homer News' Seawatch column reported on some of the issues the commercial fishing fleet is having with the new… Continue reading

Changes to observer program criticized

A large cross section of Alaska fishing groups, including the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, the Alaska Marine Conservation Alliance, the Petersburg Vessel Owner’s Association and… Continue reading

Local student, now professor, brings students home

If you think only the edible parts of halibut are valuable, think again. Throughout the summer and into Alaska Pacific University's current school year, Dr.… Continue reading