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  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is waging an informational campaign against persistent rumors online and in social media that Alaska seafood is tainted by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown caused by the massive March 2011 earthquake in Japan. While the...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:09pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission made the hard choice last week and slashed quotas in several areas. The quota for the commercial longline fishery in Alaska waters is 16.75 million pounds, a drop of 23 percent from 2013. Here is the commercial quota breakdown by area: • 2C, Sou...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA, governing federal fisheries, is slowly making its way through the system, with House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Doc Hastings, R-Wash., releasing a draft copy for public perusal and comment....

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 2:23pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is expecting another solid sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet for 2014, but a weak return to the Susitna River may make management problematic. ADF&G is predicting a total return of 6.1 million sockeye, 3.8 million of those to the Kenai River, with a ha...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 1:10pm
  • Young fishermen are preparing to gather for the fifth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage beginning Dec. 10 and running through Dec. 12. Put on by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program through the University of Alaska, the summit has taken place four times since 20...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 2:11pm
  • The effort by a new group calling itself the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance to put a ballot initiative in front of voters that would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet has drawn swift and sharp criticism from the fishing industry....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:27am
  • United Cook Inlet Drift Association is holding a series of meetings to prepare its members and other upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen for the upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meetings. The goal is to encourage them to sign up to give informed testimony at those meetings, which ta...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:05pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to hash out proposals for the Pacific cod fisheries, but declined to make any of the substantial changes to state-water cod allocations that some fishermen were seeking. There were a suite of proposals that would have shifted allocations t...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:54pm
  • The small boat fleet got some bad, but not unexpected news that the Bairdi tanner crab fisheries in Kodiak, Chignik and the Alaska Peninsula will be closed for the 2014 season. The fisheries have been on a boom-and-bust cycle for years, with only two of the six Kodiak areas open last season, one of ...

    Wed, 10/23/2013 - 2:22pm

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