Monday, February 1, 2016

Lobbying in Juneau

Several players in Alaska’s seafood industry are spending significant sums on lobbyists this year.

Halibut commission announces 2016 catch limits

345 tons taken so far in San Francisco Bay herring fishery

Bob Mumford to step away from Alaska Board of Fisheries

Alaska seabird die-off perhaps the biggest ever recorded

FDA bans imports of GE salmon – for now

DFO invites comment on electronic logbooks

Captain recounts harrowing Eagle III sinking

Update on California crab closures and domoic acid testing

Opinion: Protecting oceans must be priority for D.C. leaders

Letter: As a fisherman, I’m alarmed over massive ocean die-offs


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coast Guard bill clears Congress

Language in the bill will “create an alternative vessel classification compliance program for the construction of new fishing vessels and fishing tenders from 50 to 79 feet in length,” Alaska Rep. Don Young says.

Injured fisherman hoisted off vessel near Unimak Pass

ASMI Seafood Technical Committee to meet Feb. 9 in Seattle

Underwater slide linked to deadly 1964 Alaska tsunami waves

Different meetings, different views on Klamath dams

Looking back: Monterey and the gale of 1953

Study: Pollutant concentrations drop in world’s fish

Opinion: Yes to wild salmon, no to House Bill 220


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fish board picks

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker appoints three to the state Board of Fisheries, including Robert Ruffner, whom the Legislature narrowly rejected last year.

New plan unveiled to remove Klamath River dams

Coast Guard bill draws mixed reaction from national harvester group

ASMI board to meet by teleconference Feb. 15

Ketchikan designated a 'Coast Guard City'

A notable Vancouver Island fishboat and its final captain

Suzuki: Stephen Harper deserves jail for climate change 'blindness'

Investment funds available for Oregon fishery projects

Meet the lumpsucker, an adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming

Editorial: Time to speak up for Columbia commercial fishing


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fish at risk?

NOAA Fisheries has released a draft plan to “assess the vulnerability of 18 commercially important fish species to climate change.”

USDA buys $623K worth of pollock from Glacier Fish Co.

Roland Maw pleads not guilty to 17 charges

Updated Sea Grant book: ‘Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska’

Deal protects huge swath of B.C. coast from logging

Icicle alters proposal to relocate Port Angeles salmon farm

Coast Guard terminates fishing voyage near Anacortes


Friday, February 5, 2016

Nice shot!

The National Marine Fisheries Service has posted the results of its fourth annual photo contest.

Disaster loans opened to California Dungeness industry

Alaska House speaker addresses fish board picks

Port Moller data, interpretations to be posted online

Coast Guard investigates mysterious Unalaska diesel spill

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Alaska fishing industry relies on state ferries, report shows

B.C. fish farms eye piece of lucrative kelp industry

Fish Safe BC to receive up to $900K from government