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A new commercial fishermen's advocacy group, Sustaining Bristol Bay Fisheries, has announced its formation as an entity to amplify the voice of commercial fishing in efforts to protect the Bristol Bay fishery. The Bristol Bay commercial fishing industry needs to be at the table when it comes to protecting the Bay's [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Federal authorities have settled with Westward Seafoods over alleged Clean Air Act violations at the processor's Captain's Bay seafood plant in Dutch Harbor. The settlement requires that Westward employ new electronic systems for monitoring, recordkeeping and reporting, train its employees for compliance and implement a more robust preventative maintenance and operations [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew and Alaska State Troopers came to the aid of three men in a disabled fishing boat near Hooper Bay on April 22. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District command center said that troopers notified them that the vessel ran out of gas the previous [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Harvesting skills are a given, but today's commercial fishermen also need to know their way through the business side of the industry, from marketing to government regulation, education offered via the Alaska Young Fishermen's Network. AYFN, founded in December 2013 by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council, is focused on guiding young [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
The U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti on a World War II bunker in Unalaska; the board of education for the Unalaska City School District meets tonight; and the skies over the Gulf of Alaska are about to get a lot busier with Northern Edge 2017. [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska's “graying of the fleet” (the average age of permit holders is 50), and the lack of opportunities for younger people to launch a career in commercial fishing. State data shows that between 1975 and 2014, more than 2,300 limited entry permits, nearly [...]
Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Maggie Wall/KMXT A new report shows that Alaska seafood now tops the list of favorite protein items at restaurants around the country. The massive Northern Edge military exercise begins May 1, and the Navy finalizes its plans for training in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Kelp could be the next [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: KMXT Kodiak Fisheries
Transboundary. A lot going on, especially as Canada gets ready for another election. Check out this series on B.C. mining from Canada's CBC. Here's the first story and here's story #2. This interesting news story from Vancouver News discusses Tulsequah Chief mine.… [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: United Southeast Alaska Gillnetter’s Association
PenAir is shutting down its freight service to Unalaska; the City Council has granted all funding requests from local nonprofits this year; and a second jumbo squid has washed ashore on the island. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:34pmNumerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska's “graying of the fleet” (the average age of permit holders is 50), and the lack of opportunities for younger people to launch a career in commercial fishing. State data show that between [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries

 

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