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From the Alaska State Troopers:Location: CraigType: Multiple violationsOn 9/25/17 Curtis J. Demmert, 31, of Klawock, was charged with one count each of commercial fishing in a closed period, commercial fishing in closed waters, filing false information on a state fish ticket, and unlawful possession of fish. The charges stem from [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: The Brig: Alaska fisheries enforcement news
Unalaska's municipal election is less than a week away; the City Council has selected an interim city manager; and a U.S. Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has died. [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
By: Laine WelchFish Factor/For the JournalPost date: Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:10pmOctober is National Seafood Month, a distinction bestowed by Congress 30 years ago to recognize one of America's oldest industries. Alaska merits special recognition because its fishing fleets provide 65 percent of the nation's wild caught seafood, more than all of [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries
NOAA researchers embarked from Dutch Harbor on September 22, hoping to witness changing colors in the Bering Sea and gather more samples for a continuing investigation in what these changes mean for an ecosystem critical to one of the nation's biggest fisheries.Survey samples will be taken from up to a [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
A faulty check valve at Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.'s Valdez Marine Terminal is believed to be the culprit in a crude oil spill at Valdez, Alaska, on September 21, which has proven larger than anticipated.An updated report from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) on September 26 noted that [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
A budget issue critical to the commercial fishing industry, the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AHMS), is on tap for discussion during a special session of the Alaska Legislature beginning on October 23.At issue is a budget oversight that could leave the marine highway without sufficient funds to [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
A coalition of conservation groups and Alaska Native tribal governments are asking Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to investigate six hard rock mines in British Columbia and their anticipated impact on salmon-rich transboundary watershed.The coalition petitioned Ross on September 26 to join the Interior Department and other federal agencies in [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Fishermens News Online
The unexpected banner pink year filled a gap after the sockeye run came in well below expectations, and helped push the Chignik salmon fishery past and estimated $15 million in ex-vessel value. [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
Tonight's meeting of the Unalaska City Council is the last under outgoing City Manager Dave Martinson; the island's old fishing nets are finding new life in a Denmark recycling program; and proponents of repealing the Affordable Care Act have revealed yet another new draft of the bill. [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source: KUCB Unalaska Newscasts
The Web site has been updated so the format is compatible with cell, IPAD, or computer formats. Please be patient while we rebuild or provide other ways to access fisheries information links that are important to the fleet. Please feel free to contact the SEAS office if you have some [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source: SE AK Seiners Association

 

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