Monday, May 18, 2015

Slow start for Copper River

Thursday’s season opener produced an estimated catch of 16,100 sockeye salmon and 1,400 Chinook, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports.

First salmon of Copper River season lands in Seattle

Commercial fishermen at Cordova protest military exercises

Chemical tags in ear bones track Bristol Bay salmon

Alaska Board of Fish schedules teleconference on cod proposals

USCG cutter Munro holds change of command event in Kodiak

Knut Einarsen recounts Nazi escape, new start in Ballard

Oregon lawmakers grapple with Fish and Wildlife funding gap

Newport’s rotting docks draw attention

Website launched to help fishermen direct sell their catch

Agencies mount biggest fish-lift ever in parched California

Calif. authorities cite six in illegal takes of juvenile salmon

Technology aims to cut out Japan’s seafood middlemen


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alaska's budget battle

Gov. Bill Walker warns of mass layoffs unless legislators can settle on a fully funded spending plan.

Roland Maw fined $7,245 in Montana

State opens Norton Sound commercial herring bait fishery

An update on B.C.'s Mount Polley, Red Chris mines

Columbia River treaty Indian gillnet opener set

Vancouver, Wash., newspaper details oil terminal secrecy

Partnership recognized for effort to reduce seabird bycatch

Opah, or moonfish, identified as first fully warm-blooded fish

Senators offer bill to combat 'pirate fishing'

Opinion: Kenai River Sportfishing Association wields big stick


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Reds romp

The North Pacific saw a “dramatic increase” in the sockeye salmon harvest in 2014, the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission reports.

Fishermen protest policy threat to Willapa salmon gillnetting

APICDA’s Cannon Fish touts new Seattle area processing plant

Book, exhibit recall 1980s fishing ‘gold rush’ in Sitka

Young highlights provisions in House-passed Coast Guard bill

CG bill would keep Newport air base open two more years

Hong Kong lifts ban on B.C. geoduck

Southern Oregon nonprofit aims to calm seas, or make waves


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Third man up

In his latest attempt to fill an Alaska Board of Fisheries vacancy, Gov. Bill Walker appoints Robert Mumford, a retired wildlife trooper.

Another small sockeye catch at Copper River

Pete Andrew appointed to board of Bristol Bay association

With technology, old maps shed new light on Alaska fish habitat

Conservationists say prawn traps damage B.C. sponge reefs

Prince Rupert’s festive Fishermen’s Hall closes in on 50

Major Klamath fish kill likely as salmon parasite thrives in drought

Obama reportedly threatens veto of Magnuson-Stevens bill


Friday, May 22, 2015

MSC squabble

The Marine Stewardship Council proposes mediation to help resolve a “certificate sharing” dispute between two groups of Alaska salmon processors.


Bristol Bay management to remain priority amid budget crunch

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Appropriations bill includes money for Alaska harbor projects

Senate committee passes international fisheries bills

Controversial pick for Oregon commission confirmed

Oregon permit board to meet today on rockfish case

F/V Brandy’s survival suit slideshow

NOAA responds to pipeline oil spill near Santa Barbara

Columnist: Message changing on farmed seafood

Opinion: Fund the race to save marine life from souring seas