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SHELL OIL SEEKS ARCTIC PROBE
Shell Oil took its first step toward returning to the Arctic on Thursday morning. The company filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Lauren Rosenthal, reporting for KUCB
Alaska salmon catch exceeds forecast
Alaska's commercial salmon catch continues to climb, with an estimated 143.9 million caught statewide through Aug. 26 according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That surpasses the department's preseason commercial harvest forecast of 132 million salmon.
– Alaska Journal of Commerce
Learn vessel electronics online
To help operators better understand the multitude of electrical systems aboard today's marine vessels and to deliver training statewide, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program has teamed with UA Southeast Sitka Campus to offer an online boat electrical course.
Bristol Bay's got halibut
Bristol Bay is famous for its massive salmon and herring fisheries. However, the region can boast another commercial fishery that's much smaller in size and scale.
Alaska Fisheries Report
Coming up this week, Alaskan fishermen respond to Russia's seafood ban; Alaska's part of the Yukon River king salmon is over, but what is Canada's management plan? All that, and where people go when they're stranded in a fishing town.
Fishing tradition waning in NE
Many fear the rich tradition of "inter-generational fishing" — the once-common trend of fishermen spawning fishermen from their offspring — is nearing the point of extinction.
– Southcoast Business Bulletin
CA water tunnels delayed
Plans for two huge water diversion tunnels in the Delta are being delayed, state officials announced Wednesday, because the plans need more work.
– Sacramento Bee
Kenai lobbies for BOF meeting
Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula.
– Peninsula Clarion
Expansion of MPAs recommended
A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions.
'Fish listeners' track by ear
Mr. Muhammad is one of Malaysia's last 'fish listeners,' and he and his apprentice son Zuraini are believed to be the only active practitioners of this mysterious and dying local art.
– Mail Online