• Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are predicting a fairly robust commercial harvest of around 4.1 million sockeye salmon in Upper Cook Inlet next season, 1.1 million over the most recent 20-year average. It is nearly 60 percent lower than the historical high harvest of 9.5 million sockey...

    Thu, 11/19/2015 - 9:34am
  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 8:48am
  • Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million sockeye will return to area rivers, meaning a commercial harvest of around 30 million. The fore...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:52am
  • The numbers are in and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen have been griping about their season for a reason. The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previo...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:36am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:44am
  • Commercial fishermen operating more than three miles from shore have until today to get a mandatory dockside safety exam from the United States Coast Guard. Boats that are out of the water or tied up for the winter will need one before resuming operation next season. The dockside exams have been vol...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 8:42am
  • Warming oceans have brought news of many new and invasive species in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports that crawfish, also known as crayfish or crawdads, a species of freshwater crustaceans related to shrimp and lobster, have been caught twice in the la...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:43am
  • Arctic cod are proving highly susceptible to warming ocean temperatures, but the good news is that Pacific cod, the kind caught commercially in pots and trawls around Alaska, not so much. A NOAA lab in Newport, Ore., is reportedly the first to successfully spawn Arctic cod in captiv...

    Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:17pm
  • Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long-term average of 6,900 pounds. The winter fishery takes place through the ice, and people rid...

    Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:31am
  • The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from being confirmed by the Legislature. The nominee, Robert Ruffner, lost on a 30-29 vote. The strongest opp...

    Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:51am

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