Archive of: Coastal Journal



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.

New events, NMFS administrator highlight ComFish 2014 March Issue 3 2014

New events, NMFS administrator highlight ComFish 2014

Kodiak’s 34th annual ComFish will host a first-time visitor to Alaska when National Marine Fisheries Service Assistant Administrator Eileen Sobeck arrives in April for the three-day fisheries event.

March Issue 3 2014

Crab fisheries, Yukon harvests, Bristol Bay on board agenda

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will discuss a range of new fisheries and increased opportunity for state crab management at its upcoming meeting March 17-21 in Anchorage at the Sheraton Hotel.

Halibut harvests cut for 10th straight season January Issue 4 2014

Halibut harvests cut for 10th straight season

SEATTLE — Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting.

January Issue 4 2014

Group behind effort to ban Cook Inlet setnets files appeal

The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance will appeal the state’s decision to reject its proposed ballot initiative that would ban setnetters in Cook Inlet.

January Issue 4 2014

Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab ramps up early

The federal Bering Sea pollock A season opened Jan. 20, marking the start of the largest fishery in the U.S.