Archive of: Coastal Journal

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Mixed start for kings as salmon runs begin around state June Issue 4 2014

Mixed start for kings as salmon runs begin around state

In downtown Anchorage, fishers at Ship Creek are enjoying one of the state’s stronger king returns.

June Issue 4 2014

Bering Straits Native Corp. seeks land for future Arctic port

The prospect of new port facilities in Western Alaska will rely heavily on Arctic oil and gas development, according to a recent Northern Economics study.

R/V Sikuliaq readies for ocean research June Issue 4 2014

R/V Sikuliaq readies for ocean research

Next summer, there’ll be a new ship docking in Dutch Harbor and Nome on its way to the Arctic.

Appeal filed in Cook Inlet fisheries management lawsuit June Issue 4 2014

Appeal filed in Cook Inlet fisheries management lawsuit

The Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund is appealing the court decision that upheld the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 2013 management of Cook Inlet salmon fisheries.

Disaster funds on hold until state, AVCP agree on split March Issue 3 2014

Disaster funds on hold until state, AVCP agree on split

Alaska is set to receive $20.8 million for the 2012 salmon fisheries disasters, but how the money will be used is still being decided.

March Issue 3 2014

Law introduced to exempt fishing vessels from EPA discharge rules

Sen. Mark Begich and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio introduced legislation March 6 to exempt fishing vessels from proposed discharge rules that could require stringent monitoring of the rainwater that pools on deck.

March Issue 3 2014

Weather slows halibut opener, first prices similar to 2013

Commercial halibut fishers began targeting 16.7 million pounds of quota March 8, but bad weather kept many off the fishing grounds.

March Issue 3 2014

New group supports state denial of setnet ban initiative

A new commercial fisheries group is getting involved in the lawsuit over the proposed ballot initiative to ban setnets.

March Issue 3 2014

FISH FACTOR: Halibut fishery underway; seafood sales increase for Lent

March 5 marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what the burst in the holiday sales season from Thanksgiving to Christmas means to retailers, Lent means the same to the seafood industry.