Monday, June 15, 2015
Replacing observers with cameras
At its recent meeting in Sitka, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took a further step toward electronic monitoring for the small-boat fleet.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Alarming algae outbreak
NMFS says the toxic bloom spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures of important shellfish fisheries in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Populations of canary rockfish and petrale sole off the West Coast have rebounded from low levels and are now considered rebuilt, according to a statement released by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Waiting for a quota
The traditional start of the summer trolling season is less than two weeks away, and Southeast Alaska fishermen still don’t know how many king salmon they’ll be allowed to catch. That’s because the Pacific Salmon Commission can’t agree on how many kings are out there.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Going for Dungies
Effort is up considerably this year in the Southeast Alaska Dungeness crab fishery.