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NOAA RELEASES 2013 FISHERIES REPORT
The annual Fisheries of the United States 2013 report states that while national fish and shellfish totals remained about the same, total landings of wild salmon was up 68 percent from 2012.
Alaska leads in U.S. landings
Dutch Harbor topped the list for the 17th year running with 753 million pounds of fish crossing the docks last year, valued at nearly $200 million. The Aleutian Islands region ranked second for landings; Kodiak ranked third for both seafood landings and value.
– Alaska Fish Radio
Astoria is West Coast's top port
A report from NOAA Fisheries Service shows Astoria, Oregon, topped West Coast ports in pounds of fish landed last year.
Illegal crabbing threatens Bering ecosystem
The magnitude of illegal crab fishing has put at risk the entire Bering Sea marine ecosystem shared by Russia and Alaska fishermen, who legally catch nearly 200 million pounds of crab annually, the WWF report said.
– Cordova Times
Alaska fisherman became 'aviation legend'
In addition to being a Bush pilot in Western Alaska for over 30 years, Albert Ball worked as a trapper and commercial fisherman for 82 years. His fishing operation at Ekuk now includes family members from four generations.
– Alaska Dispatch News
Online electrical systems course geared to fishermen
The University of Alaska Southeast is offering an online, self-paced course in marine electrical systems for fishermen who want to be able to work on their own boats and know when to call the pros.
– Homer News
Reports details impacts to major CA estuary
With most of the Delta's marshes gone, scientists have few places to look to as models for habitat restoration.
Medical wastewater contaminating CA ports
I-131 is not naturally occurring, and could harm fish and other marine animals if it is absorbed in large amounts.