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The halibut season is off to a slow start in Homer, with so few deliveries that National Marine Fisheries Service doesn’t list the landings because… Continue reading
Pandemic regulations extended another season allowing medical transfers of IFQ
Missed fuel delivery hurts crab fishermen seeking to refuel at St. Paul
Fish and Game predicts a 61% increase in salmon catches, mostly pinks
Gross proposes extending state waters to 12 miles
Pandemic work conditions prevented mass mailings of IFQ permits
Three surveys will look at financial impacts before and during the pandemic
Pandemic impact in Bristol Bay alone estimated at $30-40 million
Sablefish numbers are too small for market but still must be retained under IFQ regulations
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.
First Nations pressured Canadian government to move salmon farming to closed, land based systems
Bates family of Halibut Cove wins mariculture Farm Family of the Year.
Delay of pollock season will allow roe to ripen, making fish more valuable.
Sitka Tribe of Alaska claimed state wasn’t providing “reasonable opportunity” in herring roe harvest.
Looking back at 2020, commercial fishing suffered economic losses from pandemic, other factors.
After no season this year, cod season returns in federal waters for 2021.
Jan. 15 is new deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program
Young Fishermen’s Development Act passes U.S. Senate, now goes to House
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
Upper Cook Inlet fishermen alarmed at proposal to close salmon fishery in Economic Exclusive Zone