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Cordova, AK
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Apply now for Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant program

NOAA Fisheries is seeking applicants for the next Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program, which funds projects addressing the needs of fishing communities.The deadline for pre-proposals is...

Drop in value of US dollar helps seafood sales

The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies.While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s...

Humpy harvest in PWS grows to near 36 M

Commercial harvests of pink salmon in Prince William Sound rose to 35.8 million fish through Aug. 15, up from 28 million a week earlier, while the...

Fish Factor: Home Meal kits offer new market for wild Alaska seafood

Alaska aims to get in on the growing popularity of Home Meal kits that will deliver seafood directly to American kitchens.The kits typically offer...

Humpy harvest in PWS jumps to 29M

Pink salmon harvests are now coming on strong, up from 19.7 million humpies through Aug. 2 to in excess of 29 million through Aug....

Harvest of kings restricted in coast wide fisheries

Citing poor ocean survival conditions for king salmon persisting in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is halting...

Electronic monitoring option coming for more harvesters

Federal fisheries officials plan to integrate electronic monitoring into the North Pacific Observer Program in 2018, making it available to more harvesters who may...

Fish Factor: ‘Time for a checkup from the neck up’

“It’s time for a checkup from the neck up” – meaning an industry time out to evaluate fishing operations and behaviors, advises Jerry Dzugan,...

PWS commercial harvest tops 28 M

Processors in Prince William Sound processed in excess of 28 million wild salmon through Aug. 2, up by nearly 5 million fish from a...

Marsh will retain harvest seat on ASMI board

Gov. Bill Walker has reappointed Tomi Marsh, of Ketchikan, to the harvester seat on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s board of directors.Her new term...