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The crabber Destination. Photo courtesy Capt. Casey McManus via Facebook.
The U.S. Coast Guard will convene a Marine Board of Investigation to look into the Feb. 11 loss of the 98-foot crabber Destination and six crewmembers, the Alaska Dispatch News reported Thursday. The investigation will be conducted in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board, Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Brian Dykens [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska
Seven proposals for Prince William Sound are among the 38 proposals on king and tanner crab up for discussion when the Alaska Board of Fisheries meets in Anchorage March 20-24. Proposal 268 from Cordova District Fishermen United would create a harvest strategy and amend regulations for tanner crab in Prince William [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
A seafood safety system course that prepares participants to develop a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan will be offered by Sea Grant Alaska March 23-24 in Anchorage. The registration fee for the workshop is $200. A basic HACCP certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials will [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Candied salmon ice cream by Coppa, a Juneau shop owned by Marc Wheeler, won the grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Symphony of Seafood.Photo courtesy of Alaska Symphony of SeafoodCandied salmon ice cream from Coppa, a Juneau coffee shop serving hand-crafted ice cream, organic coffee, teas and baked goods, has [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Earlier
Harvesting in the Prince William Sound state-waters Pacific cod fishery opens today, Feb. 24, with a guidelines harvest level of 4,338,141 pounds, down from 4,841,902 pounds a year ago. The GHL allocation includes 15 percent, or 650,721 pounds for the combined pot and jig gear, and 85 percent, or 3.7 million [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
A new study led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist finds that narwhals are staying active and close to shore to avoid killer whales entering areas with declining sea ice cover in Canada's eastern Arctic. The study, published in late February in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, marked [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
National Marine Fisheries Service has issued a temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the western regulatory area of the Gulf of Alaska. The decision, published in the Federal Register on Feb. 21, is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
A presentation on the rising tide of seaweed farming will be offered by on Feb. 28 by Gary Freitag of the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program in Ketchikan, via online delivery via Zoom. Freitag will give an overview of kelp and seaweed farming, as well as its potential as an [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Coming up this week, biologist are optimistic about Lower Cook Inlet's salmon prospects this summer; meanwhile, the board of fish is meeting in Anchorage to address Upper Cook Inlet finfish issues, also known as “The Fish Wars.” A couple of legislators are trying to remove a gag order on Board [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Alaska Fisheries Report
The Fishing Company of Alaska has been bought out after more than 30 years in the seafood industry; Unalaska's Magistrate Judge has been appointed the new Superior Court Judge for Dillingham; and Alaska has one of the largest wage gaps between men and women in the country. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts

 

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