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FORECAST DOWN - Sitka sac roe herring forecast declines

A preliminary guideline harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery has been set at 8,712 tons, half of tonnage for the 2014 [...]

SEASON OVER - Red king crab fishery ends; tanner begins

Harvesters in the Eastern Bering Sea have all but wrapped up the red king crab fishery, with 100 percent of the 8,987,400-pound quota expected to be [...]

UniSea's Terry Shaff dies at 67

Terry Shaff, who served as president of Unisea Inc. since 1998, passed away Nov. 15 at Dutch Harbor after a brief battle with cancer. Shaff, who was [...]

SALMON SURGE - Strong runs forecasts for Bristol Bay, Southeast Alaska

State fisheries biologists are forecasting a run over nearly 54 million sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay in 2015, with a harvest of over 40 million fish, [...]

DISMISSED - 9th Circuit rejects Shell lawsuit against NGOs

A Royal Dutch Shell's lawsuit seeking preemptive declarations that permits granted by federal agencies, who were not parties to the cases, were valid [...]

Dunbar Concedes, Congratulates Young

Forrest Dunbar is conceding the 2014 election to Don Young, after the Representative prevailed with 51.69% of the vote. With 100% of precincts [...]

HARVESTERS - Seafood job numbers on the rise

Seafood harvesting employment in Alaska is on the rise. A new report in the November edition of state Labor Department publication Alaska Economic [...]

Cordova ranks high among nation's ports

Seafood landings and their value rose significantly in 2013 for the port of Cordova, while Dutch Harbor remained the nation's top fishing port by [...]

AFN ENDORSEMENT backs Begich, Walker candidacy

Political winds in the Nov. 4 general election are prompting candidate endorsement from organizations who have rarely or never done so before. In a [...]

FISHERIES MEETINGS - Transboundary mine presentations offered

Salmon Beyond Borders and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group will hold public meetings in four Southeast Alaska communities Oct. [...]

ILLEGAL CRAB - Illegal fishing threatens collapse

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund says crab stocks in the Russian Far East are at risk of collapse because of overharvest from illegal [...]

CDFU backs Begich in U.S. Senate race

Cordova District Fishermen United has endorsed Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, for re-election to the U.S. Senate, citing his advocacy for fisheries as [...]

ACCESS TO THE POLLS - Online voting is an option

Registered voters in Alaska who are unable to exercise their right to vote in person on Nov. 4 have the option of voting by absentee ballot or [...]

BEYOND THE PLATE - New category added to Alaska's Seafood Symphony

Consumer-ready products made with parts of seafood typically deemed fish waste, or a by-product of primary processing will compete in the 22nd annual [...]

Perils of high seas captured in Atcheson's book

Veterans of Alaska's commercial fishing industry will shudder and remember, while those who have never experienced the perils of harvesting on the [...]

FISHERIES DEBATE - Mining issues tackled by Senate candidates

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is clear on his stand on the Pebble mine issue, that it is the wrong mine in the wrong place, while his Republican [...]

CRAB QUOTAS - Tanner, red king crab quotas get big boost

State fisheries biologists have set the total allowable catch for tanner crab at 8,480,000 pounds in the eastern sector and 6,625,000 pounds in the [...]

WATER POWER - Susitna hydropower study draws criticism

Federal fisheries officials have identified numerous flaws in data collection and analysis included in the initial study report prepared by the Alaska [...]

CORDOVA TEENS TALK CLIMATE CHANGE

On Sunday, September 21st, the People's Climate March began. It is being described as the world's largest ever demonstration on climate change, and [...]

Mask that inspired Seahawks logo to go on exhibit

The University of Maine's Hudson Museum has agreed to loan an iconic Northwest Native artifact to Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and [...]