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Articles from the January 1, 2013 edition

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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...

Adult blue king crab.

Blue King Crab Delivered to Seward for Research Project

Sixteen egg-bearing blue king crab captured off St. Matthew Island in November have arrived at the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology program site in Seward to be studied for ways...

F/V Lady Sandra in Prince William Sound.

$10 Million in Governor’s Budget for Chinook Salmon Research

When Gov. Sean Parnell presents his fiscal year 2014 budget to the Alaska Legislature, it will contain $10 million for the first component of a five-year, $30 million comprehensive Chinook salmon...


Delay for ‘Dungies’: Crabbers ready but crabs aren’t

The commercial Dungeness crab season from Point Arena, California to the Washington-Canada border was put on hold until at least Dec. 15, due to recalcitrant crabs who failed their first two meat quality tests. Officials from the Oregon Department...


Who Benefits?

Cui bono? That’s Latin, for “who benefits?” The responsibility for an act can usually be determined by asking who stands to gain as a result of the act. At press time, the Oregon Fish and...


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