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Board generated proposal 236 aims to shift three percent of allowable harvest of herring stock from Togiak sac roe fishery to Dutch Harbor food and bait quota. “I'm dumbfounded as to why they would circumvent the public process,” said Frank Woods, Togiak herring gillnetter and Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
Officials from 10 countries have reached a legally binding agreement to abstain from commercial fishing in 1.1 million square miles of the Central Arctic Ocean for at least 16 years, while research is conducted to learn more about marine life there. The area is roughly the size of the Mediterranean [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
A new market analysis of sockeye salmon produced for the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) shows first wholesale prices of all major sockeye product forms increased in 2017, indicating strong demand.The latest Bristol Bay sockeye harvest was the second largest of the past two decades and resulted in [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
Veteran halibut harvester Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA) in Sitka, has been honored by the Alaska Legislature for her efforts to protect small boat fisheries and coastal communities.An honorarium and framed certificate were presented to her during a “Gearing up to 40 years” reception [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
Recruiters for the At-Sea Processors Association will hold a job fair tomorrow, December 7, at the Alaska Department of Labor's Anchorage Midtown Job Center to attract crew willing to spend two to three months aboard a catcher-processor vessel during the upcoming groundfish fisheries. Applicants must be pre-registered and present at [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
Univ. of Washington biologists predict a 47.6 million total run (compared to ADF&G's 51.3 million), forecasting smaller return to the Nushagak, but slightly larger to Ugashik and Naknek-Kvichak, than the state. [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
It's going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen. Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the industry learned that Pacific halibut catches are likely to drop by 20 percent next year, and the declines could continue for several years. That could bring the [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
The Department of Fish and Game says it's very unlikely any directed Chinook salmon fisheries will occur in 2018. [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source: Deckboss
Transboundary news to share! It's been a long time coming and we are happy to report that the Alaska delegation including Governor Bill Walker, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott, Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young issued a joint letter to the U.S. Department of State requesting that [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source: UFA Updates
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:35pm After slight increase in the past three years, halibut harvests could sink again next year as scientists have found a drop in new age classes maturing into the fishery. (Photo/File/AJOC) It's going to be a tough year [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries

 

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