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Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: ASMI Industry Newsletter
Last year's subpar salmon season put a dent in commercial fishing activities, nevertheless yards around the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are busy helping fishermen get their boats repaired, refit and back on the water. Washington Seiners Little Hoquiam Shipyard (LHS), located in Hoquiam, Washington, is a one-stop shop for commercial [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Fishermens News
Commercial fishermen are naturally wary about fish farms for many socioeconomic reasons. With wild Pacific salmon stocks floundering and fishing opportunities scarce, the August 20 collapse of a steel net pen in one of three fish farms owned by Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, off Cypress Island about 60 miles north [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Fishermens News
Fishing vessel owners are being asked to help combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the country, as families, businesses and communities struggle to cope with the devastating effects of opioid misuse, heroin abuse and addiction disorders. With heroin and opioid addiction issues reaching epic proportions in the state, Alaska Commissioner of [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Fishermens News
An appalling lack of effective state oversight, together with slipshod maintenance by foreign owners, led to the release of tens of thousands of predatory Atlantic salmon from net pens in the pristine waters of Puget Sound's Cypress Island Aquatic Reserve (see related story on page 14 of this issue). After [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Fishermens News
Controversy over a pending contract and related agreements to bring log shipping back to the Port of Newport, Oregon refuses to ebb, but the port's board of commissioners recently rejected several of those agreements, giving concerned commercial fishermen what they say is a reprieve, however long, from a “potentially bad [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: Fishermens News
Transboundary. Events (aka parties) are being held throughout SE to encourage municipalities, and ultimately our Governor, to formally ask the new State Dept to protect our transboundary waters. Some Boroughs have already written resolutions. The Governor's office continues to drag their feet.… [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source: United Southeast Alaska Gillnetter’s Association
By: S. Bradley MoranJoel CladouhosGuest submissionPost date: Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:03pm Later this month Alaska will host OCEANS '17 at the Dena'ina Convention Center. OCEANS '17 is an international conference sponsored by cutting edge ocean technology based organizations and businesses. On Sept. 21, AOCI and CFOS will [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source: AJOC Fisheries
Coming up on this week's Alaska Fisheries Report, pink salmon are doing the unexpected in some parts of the state – either popping up at unpredicted rates or in surprising places. Homer residents recently found pinks passing through the middle of town in a saltwater marsh not known for salmon [...]
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Source: Alaska Fisheries Report

 

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