Speak Out or Line Up

In 2014 the State of Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) hatched a scheme to petition the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a no-discharge zone in Puget Sound, which would... Full story

Modernization of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet: Economic Opportunity Analysis

Modernizing the North Pacific commercial fishing fleet has become an increasingly important issue for Washington's maritime industry in recent years. With more than 400 federally permitted vessels...

'Fatal Flaws' Fluster Fishermen in Federal Salmon Recovery Plan

Commercial fishermen and other salmon advocates were buoyed by two monumental decisions earlier this year: an agreement, signed in April, to remove four dams from the Klamath River by 2020, and an... Full story

43 Million Pink Salmon Forecast for SE Alaska in 2017

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are predicting a run of 43 million pink salmon in Southeast Alaska in 2017, which would be just above the recent 10-year average of 39 million... Full story

Alaska Continues to Lead All States in Volume of Seafood Landings

A new federal report on the nation’s fisheries confirms that Alaska, with six billion pounds, led all states in volume of seafood landings in 2015, and that seafood consumption by the average American rose by nearly a pound. The National Marine... Full story

From the Fleet

When VMS tracks deviate from reported stat areas, GOA trawl violators must get NOVAs – not friendly insider reminders To: James W. Balsiger; Ph.D., Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries’ NMFS Alaska Region Enforcement Section, NOAA, Office of... Full story