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.

Unalaska continues with effort to clarify city’s image

‘Bristol Bay Fisheries Report’ from KDLG in Dillingham

NMFS notifies councils of required VMS unit replacements

NMFS invites input on new National Bycatch Strategy

Opinion: Three simple rules for eating seafood


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.

Silver Bay Seafoods penalized $75K in Valdez pollution case

Who will buy salmon at Kotzebue this year?

Kodiak weighs action on aggressive downtown vagrants

UFA elects four at-large board members

Wash. commission adopts policy to aid Willapa wild Chinook

Trawler hits Columbia River buoy, needs tow

Study finds Arctic Ocean acidity could threaten marine life


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Comeback story

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.

Quota shares up slightly in SE Alaska sablefish fishery

North Pacific Council posts June newsletter

Salmon can trash receptacles planned for Kodiak

New, milder Willapa Bay salmon policy still draws boos

Senator offers bill to ‘modernize’ National Weather Service

Opinion: Navy can do better than summer war games in gulf

Opinion: A New England argument for changing Magnuson


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.

A setnetter’s journey from Homer to Bristol Bay

Alaska Supreme Court hears Juneau-Petersburg boundary beef

Proposed B.C. mine northeast of Ketchikan called too risky

Low flow means big trouble for Columbia Basin salmon

Tough situation for Sacramento River, winter-run Chinook

U.S. Coast Guard releases new ‘cyber strategy’

Eric Schwaab, former NMFS administrator, to join NFWF


Friday, June 19, 2015

Going for Dungies

Effort is up considerably this year in the Southeast Alaska Dungeness crab fishery.

Aleutia brand frozen sockeye finds high-end market

Cook Inlet sablefish season opens with slightly smaller quota

Nine fin whales found dead in Alaska waters in recent weeks

B.C.’s Red Chris Mine gets final environmental permit

Washington shellfish farmers lick wounds, hire PR firm

Senate committee OKs funding for Newport helicopter base

A little fish with big impact in trouble on U.S. West Coast

Senate Commerce leaders introduce Coast Guard bill