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Articles from the June 1, 2013 edition

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 By Terry Dillman    Features    June 1, 2013

Tuna Trollers Trash Treaty Talks

Call it an uneasy truce rather than a treaty. Two days of intense negotiations held between government representatives from the United States and Canada in Portland, Oregon in mid-April failed to...


Chum Salmon Runs Looking Good for Yukon River

The first commercial fishing openers on Yukon River salmon will come around mid-June, and with a forecast of average to above average runs of both summer and fall chums, Kwik’Pak Fisheries is optimistic about a good season. “It looks very good...

 By Kathy A Smith    Features    June 1, 2013

Safety Training & Equipment

Something no fisherman ever wants to hear is “man overboard.” Nor does he ever want to find himself in the water fighting for survival after a fall off the boat deck. From 2000 to 2011, 182 US...


Modern Freezer-Longliner for Blue North Fisheries

A new longliner set to enter Alaska’s cod hook-and-line fishery in October 2014 will offer state-of-the-art environmental and safety advantages, and an ultimate goal of 100 percent utilization of...


Act Locally

According to a new report, “The Economic Importance of the Bristol Bay Salmon Industry.” (, the Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the...

 By Terry Dillman    Features    June 1, 2013

Numbers Offer Possibility of More Promising Salmon Season

Cautious optimism again best describes the attitude of commercial salmon fishermen in the wake of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC)’s adopted ocean salmon seasons for 2013. PFMC recommends management measures for fisheries off the...


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