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Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Future workforce will be smaller, but smarter

Fishing industry officials faced with a declining workforce are increasingly modernizing and automating equipment to meet harvesting and processing demands with a smaller, but...

Federal council takes up GOA Chinook issues

Federal fisheries managers this week have scheduled an initial review of proposed adjustments of the prohibited species catch of Chinook salmon in the Gulf...

Fish Factor: Healthier eating favors more seafood

Millennials are now the nation’s “peak spenders” and they are gravitating towards healthier eating which favors more seafood.“We see year over year that there...

IPHC solicits nominations for U.S. commissioners

NOAA Fisheries is soliciting through Feb. 28 nominations for two U.S. seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission currently held by Linda Behnken of...

No agreement yet on conservation cuts in halibut harvest

Commercial fishing for halibut opens on March 24 and runs through Nov. 7, with no decision reached by the International Pacific Halibut Commission at...
Prince William Sound commercial Tanner crab districts Map courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Tanner crab fishery opens March 1-31

A commissioner’s permit Tanner crab fishery is set to open in the eastern and western districts of Prince William Sound from March 1 to...
Mimi Briggs, left, and Michelle Hahn O’Leary pose for a portrait with friends and coworkers gathered behind them during the luncheon at the Cordova Legislative Information Offfice on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The luncheon honored the two for their decades of service to the LIO. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Mimi Briggs and Michelle Hahn O’Leary honored for service to LIO

Friends and coworkers packed Cordova’s Legislative Information Office, sharing hugs, laughter and congratulations with Mimi Briggs and Michelle Hahn O’Leary.The two were honored for...

Fish Factor: Harvest allocation will be down for halibut

As expected, catches of Pacific halibut will decrease for this year, and likely into the foreseeable future.Following an increase in catches last year for...

Surprise move by EPA puts Pebble issue back on the table

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has reversed a decision that suspended Clean Water Act protections, to allow for permitting for a massive copper,...

HB 199 under discussion in House Fisheries

A bill before the House Fisheries Committee could supersede the need for putting a salmon habitat initiative on the statewide ballot later this year,...


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