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Fishermen!! Do you and your crew have all your licenses and permits?The Governor's Office is sending out press release after press release from all governmental agencies concerning possible impacts if a State budget is not passed by July 1. There are numerous for the fishing industry including but not limited [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Source: SE AK Seiners Association
A rising middle class, a growing economy and increasing concerns about food safety and pollution in China are creating opportunities for Alaska to sell more wild salmon to Chinese consumers, according to a new report. [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Source: Alaska Sea Grant News
Hump Island Oyster Co. was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce. Hump Island Oyster Co. photo.
Home grown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker's visionary mariculture task force. Applications for more than 1,000 acres of oyster and kelp farms were filed with the Department of Natural Resources by the April 30 deadline, far [...]
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Source: National Fisherman/Alaska
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Wed, 06/07/2017 - 1:34pmHomegrown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Gov. Bill Walker's visionary mariculture task force. Applications for more than 1,000 acres of oyster and kelp farms were filed with the [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries
The U.S. Navy is asking Unalaskans to help locate leftover WWII explosives; seabird biologists are trying to count the number of Aleutian terns in Alaska; and Gov. Walker has told lawmakers opposed to his budget plan to produce their own ideas. [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
The Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute (ASPLI) gives mid-career employees a boost in moving up the leadership ladder, to keep the seafood industry strong and support the Alaska workforce. Companies sponsor experienced workers to receive the intensive professional development, and applications for the institute are due by September 30, 2017. [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Alaska Sea Grant News
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's June meeting is underway in Juneau, Alaska today, June 7, with final action scheduled on several matters including halibut issues.For the complete agenda and schedule, log on to www.npfmc.org and click on the highlighted “agenda” and “schedule” under the June meeting. Documents for the [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
Preliminary reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) show that wild salmon commercial fisheries in Alaska that began in mid-May delivered some 444,000 fish through June 6.That includes 60,000 kings, 14,000 chums and 370,000 sockeye salmon.Most of the harvest, 297,000 fish, came from Prince William Sound fisheries. [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
Preliminary findings on total salmon harvests in 2016 indicate that Pacific salmon abundance in the North Pacific remains at near all-time high levels.Those findings, released by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), during its 25th annual meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, in mid-May, are based on reports from member [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
A season summary on the Togiak, Alaska, herring season says the cumulative harvest of the Togiak purse seine fleet in 2017 was 15,975 tons, or about 99.3 percent of the 16,085 quota set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.The gillnet harvest was 1,428 tons of the 6,883 ton [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online

 

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