BOF accepting proposed changes through April 11

Proposals for change in regulations for consideration by the Alaska Board of Fisheries  in its 2017-2018 meeting cycle are being accepted through April 17,...

Herring purse seiners catch 16,500 tons

Purse seine vessels have harvested 16,490 tons of the 16,490-ton quota in the Togiak herring fishery, bringing their season to an end, while the...

CO2 emissions are killing coral reefs, kelp forests

A new study published in Scientific Reports says carbon dioxide emissions are killing of coral reefs and kelp forests, and that if carbon dioxide...

Walker recommends three for BOF

Gov. Bill Walker has recommended to legislators the appointment of Fritz Johnson, of Dillingham, and reappointment of John Jenson, of Petersburg and Reed Morisky,...

BBRSDA launches branding pilot project

A new test project to run through year’s end will test opportunities for promoting Bristol Bay sockeye salmon as a leading premium seafood brand.The...

Hatchery harvests looking weak

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound rose to a preliminary season total of 15,134,000 fish through Aug. 9, up from 13,752,000 salmon through...

Fish Factor: Alaska Net Hack Challenge coming to Anchorage

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in...

Fish Factor: Seafood Symphony attracts eclectic entries

Candied salmon ice cream … poke snack kits … salmon bisque baby food … fish skin tote bags and pet oils ...Those are among...

Fish Factor: NIOSH device prevents injuries, death from rotating winch

The most common piece of gear on a seine vessel is also one of the deadliest – the rotating capstan winch used for winding...

Fish Factor: Homegrown shellfish and kelp gaining momentum

Homegrown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker’s visionary mariculture task...

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