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  • The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is seeking vessel owners for a fishing vessel energy audit pilot program. The foundation notes that the high cost of fuel is a challenge that affects the entire seafood industry. More than 8,000 commercial fishing vessels are licensed in Alaska, and the op...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:29am
  • The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery got underway last week with two openings March 27 and 28 that scooped up nearly half of the 11,549-ton quota. The two openings combined produced a catch of 5,700 tons of very ripe, “excellent quality” herring, with roe counts averaging between 12.3 and 15....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 9:07am
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to look at statewide finfish issues, and took up a proposal submitted by the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force that would have provided new guidelines for the management of Kenai River chinook salmon for the upcoming season.  The proposal w...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 10:10am
  •     Bruce Knowles, chairman of the Mat-Su borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, is urging sport fishermen to call Gov. Sean Parnell and tell him to prohibit fishery managers from following the Upper Cook Inlet fishery management plan set forth by the Board of Fisheries during the upcom...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:15am
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer area management biologist Jan Rumble confirmed last week what fishermen have been saying all season: It has been a lousy pot cod season. "It's going slower than it has in the past," Rumble said. She reported that as of the end of last week, the fleet of boats...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:09pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released an extensive look at the salmon season just passed mixed with a peek at the one coming up. The state is predicting a bumper salmon crop next year in terms of numbers, with a total catch expected to be about 179 million fish, an increase of 30 perce...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:18pm
  • The Bering Sea opilio crab season appears to be on track to be wrapped up in an average amount of time, despite tales from fishermen still on the grounds and returning crew members about very slow fishing or multitudes of undersized crab. Deckhands reporting back to Homer have told stories of fishin...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Cook Inlet commercial fishing groups are concerned about a potential lack of funding for studying the smolt out-migration on the Kenai River, a basic tool used to help determine future run strength.There is funding for this year, but it is not currently included in the budget for Fiscal Year 2014, w...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:30pm
  • The United Cook Inlet Drift Association has once again filed suit against the federal government over management of the Cook Inlet salmon fishery.UCIDA and Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service over the decision to transfer control of the fishery from federal to...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Homer boats and the Upper Cook Inlet salmon drift fishery take center stage Friday when the National Geographic channel airs “Alaska Fish Wars,” filmed during last summer’s hectic fishery.Fishing vessels Night’s Edge, Paragon and North Crow are featured throughout the series, which covers si...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 12:36pm

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