Tuesday, May 26, 2015


A trawl group, Groundfish Forum, has launched a special website as part of efforts to fend off tighter halibut bycatch limits in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

Two N. Pacific Council members barred from halibut vote

American Seafoods pays $1.75 million penalty

Upper Cook Inlet smelt fishery closes as 100-ton limit reached

Prince William Sound shrimp pot fishery extended

Silver Bay Seafoods anchors Sitka industrial park efforts

Consumer price for B.C. halibut skyrockets

Two rescued as fishing vessel sinks in Ilwaco Channel

Tighter rules aim to limit poisoning from Washington oysters

Norwegian king welcomed in Ballard

Hunters prepare to slaughter Columbia River cormorants

USCG hoists ill crewman from factory trawler off Calif.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hide the halibut

NMFS says multiple investigations have been launched over reports of interference with observers aboard vessels that take halibut as bycatch.

Shipping company penalized $800K in oily bilge dumping case

Norwegian king treated royally in Alaska

USCG works on new reef danger daybeacon west of Bellingham

Opinion: The conundrum of halibut bycatch reduction

Opinion: Changes to setnets would reduce king catch


Thursday, May 28, 2015

The salmon situation

A new market analysis prepared for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute finds that current demand is “not particularly strong.”

Fresh halibut hits the Dillingham harbor

Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

EPA penalizes Silver Bay Seafoods $4K in Naknek case

Crab makes an appearance at Kodiak’s Crab Fest

Petitioners urge halt to planned B.C. salmon farm expansion

Monterey considers electric sea lion deterrence mat


Friday, May 29, 2015

Bad time for booms

Kodiak fishermen are organizing a Saturday flotilla to protest naval training planned for the Gulf of Alaska during the summer salmon season.

Missing Trident worker found dead at Akutan

Alaska sportfishermen slow to apply for disaster aid

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Juneau firm touts goods made from salmon skin, crab shells

Shooting of salmon-gobbling seabirds begins at Columbia

Oregon aims to double its fish farming industry to $23M

What the Santa Barbara oil spill means for local seafood

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Stanford plan bluefin tuna symposium

Research: 13 corporations dominate seafood production

Opinion: Big cut in halibut bycatch cap would be no victory