Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Local shellfish growers win Farm Family of the Year

Bates family of Halibut Cove wins mariculture Farm Family of the Year.

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Pollock fishermen to delay season

Delay of pollock season will allow roe to ripen, making fish more valuable.

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Tribe wins lawsuit in herring roe subsistence claim

Sitka Tribe of Alaska claimed state wasn’t providing “reasonable opportunity” in herring roe harvest.

 

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Fishing endured tough year

Looking back at 2020, commercial fishing suffered economic losses from pandemic, other factors.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Cod season in federal waters is back

After no season this year, cod season returns in federal waters for 2021.

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Feds extend sign-up date for industry relief program

Jan. 15 is new deadline for Seafood Trade Relief Program

Commercial fishing and other boats are moored in the Homer Harbor in this file photo taken in January 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Commercial fishing boats are docked at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Young fishermen’s act praised

Young Fishermen’s Development Act passes U.S. Senate, now goes to House

Commercial fishing boats are docked at the Homer Harbor on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Seawatch: Halibut commission sets draft 2020 quotas

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

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
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
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
Seawatch: Salmon harvest project to be low — if there’s a season

Seawatch: Salmon harvest project to be low — if there’s a season

The 2020 salmon harvest for Alaska is expected to be down compared to last season, mostly due to a lower forecast for pink salmon, but… Continue reading

Seawatch: Salmon harvest project to be low — if there’s a season
Seawatch: Herring fishery is strong in Kodiak, down elsewhere

Seawatch: Herring fishery is strong in Kodiak, down elsewhere

It is a very unusual year for herring, to say the least. In addition to, and in some part because of, the crisis created by… Continue reading

Seawatch: Herring fishery is strong in Kodiak, down elsewhere
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