Archive of: Fishery Stories



December Issue 2 2014

Chitina dipnet limit raised; other PWS changes rejected

CORDOVA — Chitina personal use fishermen will have an increased bag limit in 2015, one of just a few changes made at the triennial Board of Fisheries meeting for the Prince William Sound, Upper Copper River and Upper Susitna River region.

December Issue 2 2014

Transboundary issues remain thorny

December Issue 2 2014

Joint board starts process for ADFG commissioner interviews

CORDOVA – The Alaska Board of Fisheries and Board of Game plan to submit their approved candidates for the next Fish and Game commissioner by the second week of January.

Another year of halibut quota cuts on the table for 2015 December Issue 1 2014

Another year of halibut quota cuts on the table for 2015

Pacific halibut fishermen could have a reduced catch next year if the International Pacific Halibut Commission opts to go with the “blue-line” projection released Dec. 2, but Alaskan fishermen in some areas may see a slightly higher quota than in 2014. The blue-line projection calls for a coastwide catch of about 25.02 million pounds million pounds, and total fishery removals of 38.72 million pounds. The coastwide catch figure includes commercial wastage but not the sport fishery; in 2014, the comparable blue-line recommendation called for a coastwide catch of 24.45 million pounds, but the commission ultimately opted to set the limit slightly higher, at 27.52 million pounds.