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The crabber Destination. Photo courtesy Capt. Casey McManus via Facebook.
Hearings into the fatal Feb. 11 sinking of the 98-foot crabber Destination began Monday as Coast Guard officials explore what could've caused the accident. Officials will hear testimony from the vessel's owner, former crew and other industry and government officials knowledgable of the operation and fishery as they try to piece [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska
Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott says he and Governor Bill Walker will run together for re-election; hunters come home with a beluga in Dillingham; and a federal grant offers new opportunities to revitalize Native American languages. [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
This just in from Troy after flying yesterdayIt looked like the run was going to develop well early on but didn't. Water levels are low in a lot of the non-mainland smaller systems that don't have a glacier or snow field above them. Not crisis mode yet, but I wouldn't [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Source: SE AK Seiners Association
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Source: Seafood.com Youtube
“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 more than 30 years. Dzugan was speaking in response to the 11 fishing deaths that have occurred in [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska
Weather the weatherSo I contacted all the Regional Managers about water levels due to this extended dry spell. Everyone said it was not a concern yet except… today's surveys of lower District 3 showed very low water levels. A few of the Klakas streams had dried up completely. As Scott [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: SE AK Seiners Association
The state is barring retention of Chinook salmon in commercial and recreational fisheries throughout Southeast Alaska.More details in this press release. [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: Deckboss
PenAir has filed for bankruptcy protection; the U.S. Coast Guard is interviewing witnesses as part of its investigation into the sinking of the F/V Destination; and a recent training has more Unalaskans ready to respond to entangled whales. [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: Seafood.com Youtube

 

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