The F/V Centurion.

Sea Watch: Weight per effort unit drops in IPHC survey

Halibut Individual Fishing Quota holders are bracing for another drop in quotas after the International Pacific Halibut Commission laid out some grim numbers at their… Continue reading

 

The F/V Centurion.

Sea Watch: Recruitment up for Tanner crabs

Crab fishermen in Kodiak may be poised to reap the rewards of a crash in groundfish populations, as the bairdi Tanner crab fishery is set… Continue reading

 

The F/V Centurion.

Sea Watch: Small harvest was still profitable

Bigger is not always better, at least according to the preliminary summary of the 2018 Alaska salmon season. In a report issued by the McDowell… Continue reading

 

The F/V Centurion.

Seward nudges Homer out of first in halibut landings

The halibut season closed last week under stormy skies with a handful of boats making it into Homer harbor just under the wire for the… Continue reading

The F/V Centurion.

Harbor safety committee seeks representatives

The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is looking for stakeholder representatives to serve on the body, which seeks to provide a forum identifying, assessing, planning,… Continue reading

Seawatch: 2018 season was ‘year of the salmon’

The political fallout from Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot’s abrupt resignation and Governor Bill Walker subsequently suspending his reelection campaign led to the cancellation of the… Continue reading

Seawatch: 2018 season was ‘year of the salmon’

It has been the year of the salmon, between booms and busts, trade wars with China, battles over hatcheries, ballot initiatives and more. Catch-wise, Bristol… Continue reading

Seawatch: NPFMC changes sablefish pot regs

Beginning as early as next season, fishermen targeting sablefish with pots in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands will be able to retain legal-sized halibut,… Continue reading

Seawatch: Mixed news for crab fishermen

Crab fishermen have received mixed news about the upcoming season in the Bering Sea. Managers have set the quota for opilio crab at 27.6 million… Continue reading