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  • Coast Guard safety inspections on most vessels traveling more than three nautical miles from shore that had been voluntary but were then made mandatory in October 2012 now appear to be voluntary again for another two years as a result of the recently signed Coast G...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:48pm
  •   Bill Brown of Juneau has resigned from the Alaska Board of Fisheries half-way through his second term, citing personal and personality reasons. In a brief, three-line letter to Gov. Sean Parnell dated Jan. 7, Brown stated that his resignation was effective i...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:07pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting another strong run of sockeye salmon to Upper Cook Inlet next season, on the heels of two above-average years. The forecast is for a return of 6.7 million sockeye to all river systems and a harvest by all user gr...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:23am
  •   The bairdi tanner crab season in Kodiak and along the Alaska Peninsula continues its quota yo-yo this year with quotas either down or areas closed entirely when the season begins Jan. 15. On Kodiak Island, only two areas out of eight are open, the east side ...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:18pm
  • The National Marine Fisheries Service added insult to injury to the halibut fleet, which is potentially facing another round of drastic cuts to the quotas, by increasing the cost recovery fee that covers fisheries enforcement as well as other expenses related to fi...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:42am
  • A large cross section of Alaska fishing groups, including the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association, the Alaska Marine Conservation Alliance, the Petersburg Vessel Owner’s Association and the North Pacific Fishermen’s Association have signed on to a letter protesting the imp...

    Thu, 11/29/2012 - 1:47pm
  • Preseason warnings of depressed prices for Bristol Bay red king crab brought on largely by a continued influx of illegal Russian crab in both Japan and the United States are coming true as the advance price of $7.25 per pound comes in more than $3 per pound less than last year’s final settlement....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:21pm
  • Bering Sea crab fishermen need to prepare for another bad ice year, according to Kathleen Cole, ice forecaster for the National Weather Service. “I hate to say this to them, but yeah, we’re going to have an ice year that is above normal again,” Cole said. She said it is not ex...

    Tue, 10/23/2012 - 3:36pm
  • The Bering Sea crab fleet hits the grounds this week with the Bristol Bay red king crab quota the only one not taking a significant hit, while the quota for the bread-and-butter opilio crab season is down 25 percent, and the St. Matthew Island blue king crab quota is down 31 percent. As expected, th...

    Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:44am

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