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The financial failure of the fishing processor Akutan prevented it from going to Kuskokwim Bay this summer. That left some fishermen in the lurch. Also, a group of people and organizations in Bristol Bay holds an annual fly fishing guide academy for local youth. We had help from KYUK's Teresa [...]
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Source: Alaska Fisheries Report
No one has gotten an accurate count of blue king crab in the Pribilofs since the population crashed hard in the 1980s. This summer, a marine biologist is trying to change that, with the species' first in-depth study in more than 30 years. His ultimate goal: Determine if blue crab [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries
Emergency efforts are underway to try to keep a "deteriorating" vessel, the Akutan, afloat at Unalaska.The 166-foot fish processor is coming off a disastrous salmon season in Bristol Bay, as described in this KDLG story. [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Deckboss
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: NFI Media Youtube
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Harris, a member of a joint Coast Guard-Navy dive team deployed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy, holds a Coast Guard ensign during a cold water ice dive off a Healy small boat in the Arctic, July 29, 2017. The joint dive team successfully completed the first shipboard Coast Guard dive operations in the Arctic in 11 years. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Bradbury.
For the first time in 11 years, after the tragic deaths of Lt. Jessica Hill and Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Duque, divers returned to the icy Arctic waters in support of the 2017 Coast Guard Research and Development Center Arctic patrol of Coast Guard Cutter Healy. During the patrol, [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: USCG Alaska Blog
From the Alaska State Troopers:Location: HoonahType: Vessel lengthOn 8/7/17 Douglas W. Chaney, 61, of Lakewood, Wash., was cited for operating a commercial salmon seine vessel that was longer than 58 feet in overall length. He was given an arraignment date of 8/24/17 in Juneau District Court. [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: The Brig: Alaska fisheries enforcement news
Cannery fires figure prominently through the history of Alaska's fishing industry, and now we have another example.Seattle-based Peter Pan Seafoods today released this statement regarding a fire at one of its Alaska plants:A fire broke out at the Peter Pan Seafoods Inc. Port Moller salmon processing facility around midnight Aug. [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: Deckboss
Alaska Seafood Marketing Update: ASMI Announces Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: ASMI Industry Newsletter
So far no reports of injuries in large fire that continues to burn at large, remote salmon processing plant on the Alaska Peninsula. One dock was cut away, and production facilities heavily damaged according to on-the-ground reports. [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: KDLG Fisheries

 

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