Fish Factor: Fellows program promotes salmon issues

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s fisheries – it almost singlehandedly spawned the push for statehood nearly 60 years ago. A new Alaska Salmon...

PWS sidestripe shrimp fishery opens April 15

Prince William Sound’s trawl fishery for sidestripe shrimp opens April 15, with guideline harvest levels set at 65,950 pounds for the Wells Section, 33,000...

Tender Restored

The restored fishing tender Alaskan Pacific was launched at the Cordova boat haul out on May 8, after months spent by owner Mark Irving...

Fish Factor: Robots find a role in seafood processing

Robots are cutting up snow crabs in Canada, a sign of things to come in the seafood processing industry.Overall, seafood processing has a relatively small...

NOAA proposes halibut reallocation program

A proposed rule filed with the Federal Register would authorize formation of a recreational quota entity that could purchase and hold commercial halibut quota...

NSEDC comes to aid of Nome health center

Board members of the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. have approved a $2 million donation for construction of Norton Sound Health Corp.’s Wellness and...

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,...

NPFMC plans final action on halibut sport fishing limits, permits

Federal fisheries managers plan final action in April on proposals that would require annual renewal of charter halibut permits and for new restrictions to...

Copper River salmon fishery opens May 17

Harvesters, processors and consumers alike are bracing for the start of the famed Copper River salmon fishery, which opens at 7 a.m. on May...

Icicle names Curry as public affairs manager

Icicle Seafoods, which has deep roots in Petersburg, Alaska, has named fourth generation family fish harvester and advocate Julianne Curry to be the company’s...

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