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In-season adjustment announced for Gulf Pollock, cod TACs

Federal fisheries officials say they are adjusting the 2018 total allowable catch amounts for Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific cod fisheries because the...

2018 Bristol Bay Fish Expo seeks participants

Organizers of the 2018 Bristol Bay Fish Expo, a benefit for Naknek’s Little Angels Child Care Academy, are seeking sponsors for several lively events...

Fish Factor: Kodiak braces for crash of cod stocks

Kodiak officials already are drafting a disaster declaration due to the crash of cod stocks throughout the Gulf of Alaska. The shortage will hurt...

Assessment released on risks to sockeyes

Canadian fisheries officials say their research concludes there are minimal risks to sockeye salmon in the Fraser River in British Columbia of an infectious...

Herring forecast will allow for 24,042-ton harvest

State biologists have issued a forecast of 136,756 tons of biomass in the Togiak herring fishery, clearing the way for a total allowable harvest...

Feds to slow harvest of skates as fishermen near quota

The federal government is cutting down on the harvest of skate wings because fishermen are nearing their quota for the seafood item.Skate wings are...
Ken Jones, captain of the F/V Serenity, and a board member of Cordova District Fishermen United, accepted an award at the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage on Dec. 8 on behalf of CDFU in recognition of CDFU’s 10 years of member supported sponsorship of the next generation of the next generation of Alaska fisheries leaders. CDFU sponsored participation at the three-day event for young Cordova harvesters. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

New generation of harvesters faces big challenges

Words of encouragement from Gov. Bill Walker, along with bare economic facts of life the commercial fisheries in Alaska greeted several dozen young commercial...

Fish, game boards plan joint meeting Dec. 21

The Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game will convene a teleconference of the Joint Board Committee at 11 a.m. on Dec. 21 to review...

Federal bill would offer harvesters small vessel relief

Legislation introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., would extend a moratorium exempting fishing vessels and vessels under 79 feet from incidental discharge permitting requirements...
Trident Seafoods’ mobile kitchen, a retrofitted FedEx truck, offers consumers pollock burgers, fish and chips and more. Photo courtesy of Trident Seafoods

Fish Factor: Trident promotes Alaska Pollock via mobile kitchen

Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest food fishery, usually producing more than three billion pounds each year. The flaky whitefish dominates in fish sticks,...

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