Archive of: Fishery Stories

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Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management April Issue 2 2014

Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management

Fishers targeting Atka mackerel, Pacific cod and pollock in the western Aleutians will likely have additional harvest opportunity next year.

April Issue 2 2014

FISH FACTOR: Kodiak seiners get first shot at pollock; fish talk in Juneau

Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week.

April Issue 2 2014

Fisheries bills on the move as session enters closing days

As the Alaska Legislature enters its final stretch, work on fisheries issues continues.

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season April Issue 2 2014

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season

Scientists are expecting Southeast Alaska’s marine waters to fill with king salmon this summer — and fishing guides are among those angling for a boost to their businesses as a result of the strong forecasts.

April Issue 2 2014

Challenge to marine observer program to be heard April 16

Oral argument in the lawsuit over the revised federal marine observer program will be heard April 16 in Alaska U.S. District Court.

Council takes up sea lions, scallops and salmon April Issue 1 2014

Council takes up sea lions, scallops and salmon

Fishing and tender vessels traveling in the walrus protection area at Bristol Bay could have a little more room to maneuver under action slated for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s April meeting.

April Issue 1 2014

Reports scheduled on Gulf rationalization options

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will discuss its pending Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management action at its April meeting.

April Issue 1 2014

Commercial groups rip board during Cook Inlet ‘fish week’

JUNEAU — The ethics, expertise and ability of the Board of Fisheries members were questioned during an unusual three-day hearing on Cook Inlet salmon issues held by the Senate Resources Committee in the last week of March.

April Issue 1 2014

NMFS names 10 groups to develop disaster relief plans

The National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed a framework for dividing and distributing the $20.8 million appropriated for Alaska’s fisheries disasters.

April Issue 1 2014

Managers, stakeholders prep for another mixed salmon year

Fishery managers are preparing for the 2014 salmon runs, and forecasts call for a mixed outlook this summer.