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Sensitive Trawling Using New Technology

For many years, trawler owners and captains have been criticized for damaging the fishing grounds with heavy fishing gear, such as trawl doors and ground-ropes on bottom trawls. There may be some truth to these criticisms, even though it has not... Full story

 

Repower and More for the Cornelia Marie

One of the best-known commercial fishing vessels in the world, the Cornelia Marie, has just undergone life-extending surgery. The Bering Sea crabber has gained a wide public following both for the... Full story

 
 By Kathy A. Smith    Features    May 1, 2015

West Coast Ports 2015

Commercial fishing ports, harbors, boat yards, and supporting marine trades are the figurative backbone of the fishermen who work in Pacific West Coast and Alaskan waters. Commercial fishing is a... Full story

 

NPFMC Gears Up for Bering Sea Halibut Bycatch Decision

With Alaska's commercial halibut fishery underway, for a harvest limit of 18,474,000 pounds, federal fisheries managers are continuing to wrestle with the thorny issue of halibut caught incidentally... Full story

 

Setting the Record Straight on Bering Sea Halibut Bycatch

We, as Alaska Longline Fishers, are joined by Washington State halibut fishermen who also fish Alaskan waters. In 2012, statewide, 2,009 residents and 565 non-Alaskans held halibut quotas for Alaska waters; and 1,168 crew, as well. Thousands more... Full story

 

Snow Crab Harvests Picking Up After Slow January Start

Snow crab fisheries in the Bering Sea got off to a slow start this year, then grew in harvests in early February with increased landings by harvesters holding both individual fishing quota and... Full story

 

Opinion – Decrease Trawl Halibut Bycatch

The Seattle longline fleet (hook and line) has harvested Bering Sea halibut continuously for more than 70 years. The commercial hook and line fishery is one of the most environmentally conscious... Full story

 

Opinion – Bycatch Accounting Disconnects

When the 2014 fishing season in the Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands wrapped up in late December, flatfish trawl fishermen within the Alaska Seafood Cooperative (AKSC) had successfully reduced their overall annual halibut bycatch by 93 metric tons (mt)... Full story

 

Bilge Check Valves:

Here's a little boat maintenance job you might feel a little uneasy about doing, and you might not want to do it unless you have a drydock or diver nearby. It will determine whether or not your boat... Full story

 

Outlook Upbeat for Alaska Seafood Harvesters, Processors

A new labor report on employment in Alaska’s seafood industry says the harvesting sector in 2013 averaged monthly employment growth not seen since 2000, and predicts continued growth in the processing sector through 2022. The November edition of Al... Full story

 

Changing of the Guard

Although Alaska Senator Mark Begich had not conceded the election when this issue went to press, the Alaska Division of Elections had announced that Dan Sullivan had defeated Begich by a margin of... Full story

 

New Steel Delta Widebody

Prolific Seattle boatbuilder Delta Marine has added a new dimension to its venerable line of fiberglass fishing boats with the construction of a 58-foot by 27-foot steel-hulled limit seiner. The boat... Full story

 

Fremont Maritime – Training for Competency as Well as Certifications

When it comes to maritime safety, Captain Jon Kjaerulff of Fremont Maritime Services is a true believer – and he spreads the gospel of safety with all the fervor of a tent revival preacher. Captain... Full story

 

Industry Again Asked to Reduce BSAI Halibut Mortalities

Federal fisheries managers are asking all industry sectors to voluntarily undertake efforts to reduce halibut mortalities in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, by 10 percent from the current five-year average levels, through the 2014-15 fisheries. To... Full story

 

Safety – Attitude is Everything

Even though commercial fishing has become less risky over the last decades, it still remains one of the most dangerous ways to pursue a living. "Fatality rates have dropped 75 percent since the... Full story

 

Value of the Fleet

April 23rd marked our fourth annual Bering Sea Fisheries Conference www.beringseafisheries.com where more than 140 fishing industry representatives convened to discuss how to maximize the economic... Full story

 

Semper Paratus

As we celebrate the New Year, with all of its promise and potential, let us also take a moment to recognize the efforts of the US Coast Guard, who are “always ready,” as their mission states,... Full story

 
 By Kenny Down    Features    January 1, 2014

Financing Will Be Key to Next Generation Fleet

Last month US Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Mark Begich (D-AK) visited Seattle and heard from local fishing leaders on the challenges and solutions to building a next generation fishing fleet. The senators toured a freezer longliner under... Full story

 

New Attack on Cook Inlet Setnetters

A new sportfishing group on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is proposing a ban on commercial set net fishing in areas it identifies as "urban" part of the state, including Cook Inlet. The announcement from t... Full story

 

Due Care and Caution

At 7:00 am on November 7th, John McDonald had been fishing from his 36-foot fiberglass gillnetter F/V Sanjo for several hours. Over the course of the Washington State Area 10 gillnet fishery, which began at 4:00 pm the previous day, the National... Full story

 

The Take on Hake

Any sense of dead reckoning indicates the Pacific Coast hake (whiting) fishery is alive and well, thanks to coordinated, collaborative efforts within the industry to avoid by-catch and enhance... Full story

 

Alaskan Appellation

Since before the fall of the Iron Curtain, the importation of crab illegally caught by Russia has been a serious problem. Russian illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) crab floods the US market, artificially increasing the US king crab supply and... Full story

 

Certification Audit Complete, as Crabbers Await Stock Survey Results

By Margaret Bauman Prices are down a bit, but demand remains strong, as harvesters of Alaska’s deadliest catch, albeit multi-million dollar crab fishery await stock survey results that will determine quotas for the 2013-2014 fishery. Online markete... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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