Monday, June 1, 2015

Showdown in Sitka

A possible tightening of Bering Sea halibut bycatch limits headlines this week’s North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting.

Dumping of halibut sparks fight among North Pacific fleets

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off Alaska Peninsula

Commercial fishing opens today on Bristol Bay’s east side

Kuskokwim Bay salmon season outlook

Kodiak fishermen join protest of planned military exercises

California reviews regs governing commercial algae harvest

NMFS seeks comment on West Coast swordfish test permits

NMFS proposes Pacific sardine harvest specs for 2015-16 season

Commentary: Reducing bycatch is critical to future of halibut

Opinion: Trawlers threaten halibut fishery


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Alaska’s budget battle

Gov. Bill Walker begins mailing mass layoff notices to state employees as legislators continue haggling over spending plans.

How a government shutdown would affect Fish and Game

House passes Rep. Young’s Magnuson-Stevens bill

Improved early Chinook run seen on Kenai River

Kodiak commercial salmon openers announced

Schedule set for salmon fisheries in Sand Point area

Dungeness crab fishery in Yakutat area to remain closed

No B.C. sardine fishery in 2015

Wilderness group says Canada MPAs allow too much industry

As caviar prices soar, sturgeon poachers tap Columbia River


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Small fish, small payoff

The waters near the Alaska village of Togiak this year produced a big herring catch of 21,594 tons, but the fishery value was only $1.08 million ex-vessel.

Flags lowered today for Dutch Harbor Remembrance Day

Run timing forecast for Yukon River Chinook

Chinook just beginning to migrate up Yukon River

Norton Sound salmon fishermen paid a record $1.9M in 2014

Update on Fraser River Chinook returns

Ten seiners to fish Columbia River, and catches will count

Consumer warning issued for Monterey, Santa Cruz seafood

Grants awarded for electronic monitoring projects

National harvester group questions House-passed Magnuson bill

Rep. Young cites ‘widespread support’ for his legislation

Opinion: ‘Anti-trawl sensationalism'


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Gearing up

Copper River Seafoods discusses its processing plans at Naknek on the east side of Bristol Bay.

Sockeye harvest at Copper River continues to lag expectations

B.C. First Nations report raises tailings dam safety concerns

Washington invites bids for surplus hatchery salmon

IPHC asks harvesters to be on lookout for tagged halibut

NRDC: House bill guts critical fisheries law

Editorial: Deck sorting could mitigate halibut bycatch


Friday, June 5, 2015

‘Conservative’ season

A partial government shutdown could mean less fishing time, Alaska’s commercial fisheries director says.

Governor’s Fairbanks event to explore state ‘revenue options’

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Ex-Alaska Coast Guard commander to head cruise association

Magnuson-Stevens: Concerns abound over NEPA exemption

Homer protest planned today against Alaska military exercises

Canadian navy halts live-fire exercise when orcas show up

Editorial: Oregon should get busy with a sea otter recovery plan