Monday, June 8, 2015

Halibut haircut

At its meeting in Sitka, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to reduce limits on halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea.

New Dutch Harbor plant launches cod liver oil production

Kodiak Sen. Stevens: Don’t worry, no government shutdown

First salmon harvest numbers for Kodiak released

Wrecked vessel removed from Katmai coast

Red Chris Mine waits for final permit

The almadraba, Spain’s amazing tuna net fishery

Opinion: Swerving off course with Magnuson-Stevens


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

‘Missed an opportunity’

Critics say the North Pacific Fishery Management Council didn’t do enough to tighten limits on Bering Sea halibut bycatch.

Bristol Bay association elects new officers

First run of new Naknek fishmeal plant smellier than hoped

Continued MSC certification recommended for B.C. halibut

Imperiled fish add to California’s drought stress

Nominations sought for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee

Is salmon raised on land the future of seafood?


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pull your gear

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closes the Dungeness crab fishery off the state’s southern coast due to unsafe levels of a naturally occurring marine toxin called domoic acid.

Alverson, Lane nominated to continue on IPHC

Crawdads are turning up in Kodiak’s Buskin River

Fraser sockeye demonstration gillnet fishery planned

Washington commission to consider Willapa Bay salmon policy

Oregon permit board to meet on sea urchin case

Greenland defies call for end to salmon catch

Letter: Commercial fishing stops more salmon than culverts

Letter: Every Halibut Counts


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Signing them up

An anti-setnet group delivers 43,000 signatures in support of a proposed Alaska ballot initiative.

USCG rescues four off sinking vessel northwest of Sitka

New Bristol Bay RSDA president lays out his plans

Managers to strive for Bristol Bay normalcy in shutdown

Navy officials say Alaska training won’t disrupt fishing

Prince William Sound scallop fishery to remain closed

Uncovering what’s behind Yukon River Chinook fluctuations

Marine Harvest Canada appeals ruling on salmon transfers

Oregon proposes moving tsunami line inland

Bill would create ocean acidification advisory board

Opinion: Bring fishing permits home


Friday, June 12, 2015

‘It happened quick’

The skipper of the tender Kupreanof recounts the vessel’s sinking on Alaska’s Fairweather Grounds.

Alaska legislators finally reach budget deal

NMFS offers reward in sea lion slaughter near Cordova

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Editorial: Trawlers feed the world? We don’t care

Opinion: Council must strike better balance on halibut bycatch