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  • There are only a few more days to vote on which Coast Guard rescue video deserves to be Video of the Year for 2015.  The videos lean heavily toward Alaska....

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:19am
  • An effort is underway to stop Bristol Bay salmon fishermen from paying a 1 percent tax to fund the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, in part because of the president’s ties to Pebble Mine. Fisherman Erick Sabo is circulating a petition to stop the tax from being collected. It r...

    Thu, 12/24/2015 - 8:52am
  • Editors note:  This story has been edited to delete comments from the United Cook Inlet Drift Association president about testimony from the Kenai River Sportfishing Association. Ricky Gease, executive director or KRSA, said the association did not provide testimony about having the Boa...

    Thu, 12/17/2015 - 10:44am
  • Halibut fishermen can expect fairly flat, if slightly lower quotas in most areas if commissioners settle on the “blue line” catches at next month’s International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting, set out last week at the interim meeting in Seattle. The blue line is the level of catch that re...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:11am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:19am
  • 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 - 10:34am
  • 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 - 9:48am
  • 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 - 10:52am
  • 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 - 9:36am
  • 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 - 9:44am

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