Harvesters, processors help state track Chinooks

This year’s Copper River king salmon run has been a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dire looking Copper River flats season. With 7,240...

Searches end for two missing boaters

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended on April 2 a two-day search for a man missing in Peril Strait some 30 miles north of Sitka.The...

Snow crab TAC is 18.9 M pounds; bairdi at 2.5 M pounds

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has set the Bering Sea snow crab harvest limit at 18.961,000 pounds, with 17,064,900 pounds for community...

Fishing industry backs Chris Oliver for NMFS director

A coalition of commercial fishing, Native and environmental entities is backing Chris Oliver, executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, to become...

Grants awarded to clean up derelict fishing gear

Seven grants totaling $1.5 million announced by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation are earmarked to remove some 170,000 pounds of lost, abandoned or...

Fish Factor: Federal reports update seafood economy

The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady.An eagerly anticipated...
Prince William Sound by Cinthis Gibbins-Stimson

Sidestripe shrimp fishery opens April 15

A trawl fishery for sidestripe shrimp in Prince William Sound opens April 15, with a guideline harvest level of 65,950 pounds for the Wells...

BOF 2016-2017 proposal book is online

There’s a new book online for all those engaged in commercial, sport and subsistence fisheries: the 2016-2017 Proposal Book packed with 276 proposals to...

Fish Factor: Alaska sea cucumber may have medicinal benefits

Editor’s note: Sea cucumbers and their extracts have gained much interest among researchers and nutritionists because of their nutritive value, potential health benefits and...

Werner will head scientific studies for NOAA Fisheries

Cisco Werner, who has served as director of NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center since 2011, has been named as the agency’s new director...

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