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Friday, May 26, 2017

NOAA Fisheries updates progress in sustainably managed fisheries

An update on federal fisheries economics released by NOAA Fisheries shows that the commercial fishing and seafood industry, including imports, generated $144 million in...

Purse seine fishery closes, gillnetting still on

Purse seine harvests in the Togiak herring fishery have ended, but the gillnet fishery remained in progress early this week, the Alaska Department of...

Fish Factor: Salmon season opener coming up quick

Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than one week!The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at...

Togiak herring fishing underway

Commercial fishing in the Togiak herring district is underway, with an allocation of 16,060 tons for the seiners and 6,883 tons for gillnetters.As of...

Fish Factor: Salmon permits on a downward slide

The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket.Despite an optimistic...

Weak run of kings could impact sockeye harvests

Forecasts of a very weak run of Chinook salmon have commercial harvesters worried that they will lose a lot of Copper River sockeyes to...

New Bristol Bay advocacy group formed

A new commercial fishermen’s advocacy group, Sustaining Bristol Bay Fisheries, has announced its formation as an entity to amplify the voice of commercial fishing...

Westward Seafoods settles over Clean Air Act violations

Federal authorities have settled with Westward Seafoods over alleged Clean Air Act violations at the processor’s Captain’s Bay seafood plant in Dutch Harbor.The settlement...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Hooper Bay

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew and Alaska State Troopers came to the aid of three men in a disabled fishing boat near Hooper...

AYFN advocates for next generation harvesters

Harvesting skills are a given, but today’s commercial fishermen also need to know their way through the business side of the industry, from marketing...

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