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Maggie Wall/KMXT For nearly two weeks beginning May 1, the U.S. Navy plans a training exercise in the Gulf of Alaska that will use a number of heavy metal laden explosives. The timing and location of the navy's portion of this year's Northern Edge 2017 has many fishermen concerned about [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: KMXT Kodiak Fisheries
Maggie Wall/KMXT High ranking Navy brass were in Kodiak during ComFish Alaska to review options tor the navy training exercise scheduled to begin in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of May. Many salmon fishermen and local communities are opposing both the scheduling and location of the exercise. Fishermen [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: KMXT Kodiak Fisheries
Maggie Wall/KMXT In Bristol Bay, Togiak herring biologists are predicting a May opener. Chemical oil spill dispersants are better for birds than they are for fish and some biologist want to set up new protocols to put in effect before a spill occurs, and more monitoring of dispersants after a [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Alaska Fisheries Report
Sustaining Bristol Bay Fisheries aims to keep those who fish in Bristol Bay informed and politically active in issues related to fishery sustainability. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
A seafood processing plant in Unalaska is on the hook for $3.2 million after violating pollution rules; the delay of the Tustumena ferry may hurt fishing communities in Southwest Alaska; and a Samson tugboat has sunk in Sitka with more than 300 gallons of oil onboard. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
Boats tied up in Sitka, Alaska. Charlie Ess photo.
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 show that between 1975 and 2014, more than 2,300 limited entry permits (nearly [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska
Extraordinary market challenges notwithstanding, Alaska seafood now ranks as the most popular protein on menus of the top 500 domestic restaurant chains, says the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. After years of holding steady in second place among protein brands, Alaska seafood has outranked Angus beef, Kobe beef, Louisiana seafood and more, [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey says that while freshwater ecosystems cover only a small area of the land surface in Alaska they transport and emit a significant amount of carbon. An invited report in the online publication Ecological Applications (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.1552/full) provides the first ever major aquatic carbon flux [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
United Fishermen of Alaska has announced the election of Sue Aspelund, Rhonda Hubbard, Bruce Schactler and Zachary Hill as at-large board members. They will serve two-year terms running through April 14, 2019, said Jerry McCune, UFA president. McCune is also president of Cordova District Fishermen United. Aspelund, a veteran Bristol Bay setnetter, [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries

 

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