Gulf of Alaska fishermen could receive a new tool to reduce salmon bycatch if gear modification research is successful.
Alaska’s fishing fleets are aging, but new vessels are making their way onto the water.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries made several changes to Arctic, Yukon and Kuskokwim area fisheries at its latest meeting in Anchorage, many of those in an effort to conserve chinook salmon.
According to the State of Alaska, the Community Development Quota entities operating in federal waters on behalf of coastal communities have maintained or improved their performance from 2006 to 2010.
State prosecutors are disputing religious protection claims by Alaska Native fishermen cited for illegal fishing who say bans on their subsistence lifestyle violate their spiritual freedoms.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission will meet in Victoria, British Columbia, Jan. 21 to Jan. 25 to set catch limits and review its management strategies.
There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall.
Aid for communities affected by fisheries disasters is still uncertain after the House of Representatives passed a second disaster relief bill this month that didn’t include Alaska.
The U.S. House of Representatives has shut out fishermen from New England, the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska from any emergency aid in its pending disaster relief bill.
Kenai residents concerned about the increasingly popular personal use fishery on the Kenai Peninsula are calling for the city to put limits on dipnetters.