SE Alaska hatcheries boost harvest profits by millions

A study of the economic impact of hatchery fish enhancing salmon stocks shows that the efforts of the Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association resulted...

Statewide harvest was 31 percent below forecast

For many engaged in fisheries, it’s been a challenging year, as confirmed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s new report that the...

Bill adds flexibility to funding mariculture projects

State loans to help pay for shellfish and seaweed hatcheries or enhancement projects through the Alaska Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund are getting a boost...

Fish Factor: Trump’s seafood tariffs are impacting Alaska

More seafood tariffs in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China are hitting Alaska coming and going.On July 6 the first 25 percent tax...

Plans for 2019 war games still preliminary

Speculation has begun anew on plans for Northern Edge 2019, military war games in the Gulf of Alaska anticipated on the eve of the...
Chum salmon returning in November to spawn in the Delta River where it meets the Tanana River, about 10 miles north of the town of Delta Junction. Ned Rozell photos.

Aid offered in wake of record low Chignik harvest

An economic disaster has been declared for the Chignik fisheries region on the Alaska Peninsula in the wake of a harvest estimated at 128...
Shepard Point, a deep-water access site near Cordova. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved construction of oil spill response facility with access to the all-weather airport at Shepard Point, Native Village of Eyak announced on Oct. 16. Photos courtesy Native Village of Eyak

AMSEA offers water safety course for educators

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will offer a web-based course on cold water safety and survival Sept. 17 through Dec. 23 for educators and...

Comment sought on observer program insurance requirements

National Marine Fisheries Service is seeking public comment through Sept. 14 to support an initiative to reform and streamline observer program insurance requirements.Goals of...

Fish Factor: Growth coming in mariculture sector

Sixteen new applicants hope to begin growing shellfish and seaweed businesses in just over 417 acres of tideland areas in Alaska, thanks to the...

Researchers studying OA impact on ocean health

Two scientists at Columbia University in New York are leading research projects to examine how climate change is affecting the health of the global...

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