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Millions of Dollars in Upgrades Planned for Alaska Fishing Ports

Fishing ports and harbors from Kodiak to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and Bristol Bay to Sitka will see millions of dollars in upgrades over the next few years, from ramps, floats and docks to an entire new... Full story

 

Wild Alaska Salmon Ranks High for Musher, Racing Sled Dogs' Diet

Four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion Lance Mackey was all smiles an hour before the start of the 2013 race to Nome, checking his sled bag over, when asked how much wild Alaska salmon he was... Full story

 

Atka Pride Seafoods Plant Will Open Early in Aleutians

The Atka Pride Seafoods processing facility, a joint venture of APICDA Joint Ventures, Inc. and the Atka Fishermen’s Association, will open April 27, closely paralleling the anticipated seasonal clo... Full story

 

Halibut Bycatch Issues Moving Slowly Through NPFMC

Analysis has been initiated by federal fisheries managers on a focused data collection program to be established prior to implementation of a trawl bycatch management program in the Gulf of Alaska. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took...

 
Arctic Prowler under construction.

Two New Vessels Coming Online to Groundfish Fisheries in May

Harvesting of wild Alaska pollock, the nation’s largest commercial fishery, is under way in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska for 1,387,146 metric tons of the whitefish, up 3.8... Full story

 
Fish McBites.

Wild Caught Alaska Pollock Gets a Boost at McDonald's

Wild caught Alaska pollock are getting a big boost in name recognition, thanks to a new nationwide campaign by the fast food chain McDonalds, offering the fried white fish in bite-size pieces.... Full story

 

Kulluk Dilemma Points Out Hazards to Alaska’s Oceans

An environmental saga that began in late December when a tug lost its towline to a $290 million drill rig in rough seas south of Kodiak Island has raised new issues about the adequacy of these tugs... Full story

 

Southeast Alaska Gillnetters Struggling with Observer Program

Commercial harvesters in the Southeast Alaska salmon drift gillnet fishery, mandated for observation under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, say changes are needed in the program because it’s disrupting their fishery. “It’s just a colos... Full story

 
Big Bristol Bay Crab

Employment in Alaska’s Seafood Harvesting Industry Rose in 2011

Employment in Alaska’s fisheries is on the rise. The November issue of Alaska Economic Trends, a publication of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, puts the average number of... Full story

 

NPFMC Reaches Decisions on Catch Sharing, Observers and Freezer Longliners

Federal fisheries regulators meeting in Anchorage Oct. 3-9 approved new halibut catch sharing and vessel observer plans, and cleared the way for replacement or rebuilding freezer longline vessels to... Full story

 

Competition Offers Options in Commercial Fishing Gear

When it comes to choosing rain gear and boots for the commercial fishing season, durability, staying dry and comfort are still deciding factors. Proven old favorites do attract repeat business, but in the competition for commercial fishing... Full story

 

Freezer Longliner Vessel Replacement Issues Face Final Action

Final action is scheduled at the October meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Anchorage on options to allow larger freezer longliners to harvest Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Kenny Down, executive director... Full story

 

Demand for Wild Alaska King Crab Remains High

Two months before the 2012 Bristol Bay red king crab season begins, with brokers and buyers about to begin price negotiations, some industry sources were saying the best they can hope for is a quota... Full story

 

Humpies Boost Wild Salmon Harvest to Nearly 90 Million Fish

Alaska’s wild salmon harvest for the 2012 season stood at 89.9 million fish by August 10th, a leap of nearly 40 million fish since July 27, albeit still below the projected harvest of 132.1 million fish. But the salmon fisheries, pink salmon in par... Full story

 

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