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The City of Unalaska has raised port tariffs for the first time in six years; the fifth cruise ship of the season will dock at the island this weekend; and a new government report warns that regions across the U.S. are feeling the effects of rapid climate change. [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
Citing poor ocean survival conditions for king salmon persisting in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is halting retention of Chinook salmon in southeast Alaska recreational and commercial fisheries. In an announcement Aug. 7, ADF&G said that halting retention of king salmon effective Aug. 10 [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Meredith Manning The chances of oil spills become more likely as permanent sea ice diminishes in the Arctic and maritime activity increases. As the federal response agency for offshore spills, the Coast Guard is exploring […] [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: USCG Alaska Blog
Federal fisheries officials plan to integrate electronic monitoring into the North Pacific Observer Program in 2018, making it available to more harvesters who may not have space on their vessels for a NOAA Fisheries observer. EM systems use cameras and associated sensors to record and monitor fishing activities-work traditionally done by [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
Public transportation pilot program starts this week; ex-employee charged with four felonies related to stealing funds from the city; and program to keep track of opioid prescriptions in Alaska begins. [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
The end of this salmon season marked the 60 th consecutive year of fishing for Archie Fischer. He is a Bristol Bay native who has seen the commercial fishing industry evolve over the past half a century. [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
“It's time for a checkup from the neck up” – meaning an industry time out to evaluate fishing operations and behaviors, advises Jerry Dzugan, director of the Sitka-based Alaska Marine Safety Education Association for over 30 years. Dzugan was speaking in response to the 11 fishing deaths that have occurred in [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Cordova Times / Fisheries
The Port Moller test fishery is meant to help fisherman and processors in Bristol Bay to predict the timing, composition and size of the sockeye run. This season the study did well to predict run timing, but was not as accurate sampling the run's composition. [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:05pm“It's time for a checkup from the neck up” — meaning an industry time out to evaluate fishing operations and behaviors, advises Jerry Dzugan, the director of the Sitka-based Alaska Marine Safety Education Association for more than 30 years. Dzugan was [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries
In an unprecedented (and some may say poorly timed) move, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shut down all king salmon fishing in Southeast Alaska as of Aug. 10, which also happens to be Alaska Wild Salmon Day. The Southeast troll fleet landed 66,000 kings in their first opener in [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska

 

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