Monday, March 14, 2016

Fast finish

Southeast Alaska’s winter troll season closed in record time as high king salmon abundance and good prices lured lots of boats to the fishing grounds.

Norton Sound through-the-ice crab fishery nears finish

Board passes proposal to halt Unalaska Bay trawling

Weak catches force closures in SE Alaska king crab fishery

Algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals bodes ill for B.C.

Washington to assess Columbia, Puget Sound oil spill risks

Crescent City Harbor is now ‘tsunami-resistant’

Lisa Murkowski, Al Franken, and a huge Kenai king

Opinion: In defense of Puget Sound hatchery operations


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Silver situation

Commercial and recreational salmon fisheries could be closed this year in Washington’s ocean waters due to projected poor coho returns.

Study confirms interception of salmon bound for Bristol Bay

Kodiak Borough tightens contract with fisheries analyst

‘Kelp and Abalone: Sentinels for Climate Change’

B.C. Strait of Georgia herring fishery update

Oregon permit board to meet on rockfish case

Small Oregon ports need help with bar, jetty maintenance

Plant-based feed could alter health benefits of farmed fish


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Season start nears

The Sitka Sound herring fishery will go on two-hour notice effective 11 a.m. Thursday.

Pacific halibut season to open at noon Saturday

Grants support study of Alaska cannery history

Sitka Sound Science Center hopes to hatch some squid

Japanese tsunami debris not the problem California feared

Pacific Council chooses options for 2016 salmon season

DNA testing verifies 99 percent of MSC-labeled products

Letter: Silence over fish board nominees is deafening


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Togiak herring outlook

Sea conditions are so far from normal that fishery managers say they have “little confidence in our ability to accurately forecast timing this year.”

Fish board adjusts Bristol Bay setnet boundaries

Calif. Dungeness fishery remains closed as testing continues

Crab industry benefit planned at Crescent City

Summary of San Francisco Bay commercial herring season

Pacific whiting tribal fishery rule out for public comment

Opinion: Alaska salmon abundance shows fish board works


Friday, March 18, 2016

And they’re off!

Sitka Sound herring seiners saw their first opening of the season Thursday afternoon.

Alaska revenue commissioner doubts income tax this year

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Young Alaska fishermen go east

Herring gillnetters reach half of quota in Strait of Georgia

Wrecked fishing boat pulled from Bellingham Bay

California salmon season facing big restrictions

Bumble Bee, Tri-Union voluntarily recall canned tuna

Opinion: How B.C. mining could hurt Northwest fishermen