Monday, January 25, 2016

Where UFA stands

Alaska’s top commercial fishing organization is spelling out its position on key issues facing the Alaska Legislature.

Walker administration proposes increased fish taxes

Halibut commission holding annual meeting this week in Juneau

Big earthquake rocks Cook Inlet region

Seals suspected in Strait of Georgia coho, Chinook decline

Crabbers boiling over delayed payments at Ilwaco

Tillion opinion: Permanent Fund trickery


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Looking ahead to spring

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is projecting a commercial catch of more than 1.6 million sockeye salmon this year at the famed Copper River.

Walker administration proposes increased fish taxes

Five rescued, boat laden with sole sinks near La Push, Wash.

Legislators call on Gov. Brown to declare crab fishery disaster

Kaare Ness, founding partner in Trident Seafoods, dies

Fish board adopts policy changes for Norton Sound area

Kodiak wrestles with extending fisheries analyst contract

No fishery for Seymour Canal herring this year

Fishermen’s union takes Canfisco fight to Minister Tootoo

Former Columbia River fishermen settle suit against Washington

Opinion: A Canadian threat to Alaskan fishing


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Nice save

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three men from the water after a 49-foot fishing vessel capsized on the Coos Bay bar.

Court revives challenge to hired skippers rule

Alaska Marine Science Symposium underway in Anchorage

Clem Tillion, 90, remains a force in Juneau

Sitka power blips linked to Seafood Producers Cooperative

Prince Rupert salmon summit spawns Lelu Island declaration

Land-based salmon farm on Vancouver Island makes headway

Sand closes Ventura Harbor, causing fishermen headaches

Opinion: Sullivan’s turn to carry Stevens fishery legacy


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Back in the MSC fold

Major Alaska salmon processors have officially completed their return to the Marine Stewardship Council sustainability program.

MSC ‘certificate of conformity’ for Alaska salmon and PSPA

One man dies from injuries in Coos Bay capsizing

Summary of regulatory changes for Yukon River area

Cannon Fish earns British Retail Consortium certification

States set Columbia River spring Chinook seasons

New center for aquaculture forming in California


Friday, January 29, 2016

Trawlers stand down

Concerned about the direction of efforts to restructure their fisheries, Gulf of Alaska trawlers plan to suspend fishing and show up en masse at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Portland.

Halibut commission selects new executive director

IPHC, meeting in Juneau, weighs catch limits

Update on Norton Sound winter red king crab fishery

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Policy updated on use of chemical dispersants in Alaska oil spills

For Dungeness crabbers in California, the wait continues