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Monday, October 23, 2017

Coast Guard prepares for aid to winter fisheries

Coast Guard aircrews have delivered equipment and air assets to Cold Bay in advance of the winter fishery season, to reduce the time to...
Giant Kelp

Fish Factor: Kelp could be potential source of biofuel

Editor’s note: The first item in this column is simply a long-term research project looking at the feasibility of producing biofuels in Alaska waters at...

Survey shows GOA cod biomass down 71 percent

Surveys and preliminary modeling for the 2018 Pacific cod stock assessment show that Pacific cod biomass is down substantially in the Gulf of Alaska,...
Salmon leaping at Willamette Falls

BC commits $1.2 M to restore wild Pacific salmon

The Canadian government has announced funding of $1.2 million over three years to the Pacific Salmon Foundation of British Columbia to help restore wild...
Coho Salmon

Superior Court clears way for salmon habitat initiative

An Alaska Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of a ballot measure intended to protect fish habitat can proceed and has approved the...

Snow crab TAC is 18.9 M pounds; bairdi at 2.5 M pounds

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has set the Bering Sea snow crab harvest limit at 18.961,000 pounds, with 17,064,900 pounds for community...
Gulf of Alaska

Fish Factor: GOA cod shows recruitment failure

Fishing outlooks for some of Alaska’s largest catches are running the gamut from celebratory (salmon) to relief (Bering Sea crab) to catastrophic (cod). First the...
Flash Frozen Salmon

USDA grants will aid rural Alaska economies

Federal grants aimed at promoting farmers markets will aid in promoting flash frozen seafood from a community supported fishery based in Sitka and statewide...

Wild salmon harvest worth $678.8 million

A new report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates the preliminary ex-vessel value of Alaska’s 2017 commercial catch of 224.6 million...

NOAA proposes halibut reallocation program

A proposed rule filed with the Federal Register would authorize formation of a recreational quota entity that could purchase and hold commercial halibut quota...

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