Monday, June 22, 2015

Go time in Upper Cook Inlet

Citing a strong showing of sockeye at the Kasilof River, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game sets gillnet openers for today.


Dillingham refiles petition to annex Nushagak fishing district

Alaska weathervane scallop fisheries to open July 1

Toxic algae bloom off B.C. could affect salmon, scientists say

B.C.’s new freshwater/land-based aquaculture license takes effect

Columbia Basin plan to restore fish runs faces legal challenge

Commerce Department announces regional council appointments

Congress could nix ‘class societies’ in small vessel construction

Book review: ‘Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster’


Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Threats to local Bristol Bay setnetters gather on the horizon.


Financially troubled American Seafoods nears debt deal

Genetic stock estimates released for incoming Bristol Bay run

Kodiak Borough Assembly discusses ‘subsistence access’ bill

Wash. oyster processor agrees to pay $175K in pollution case

Warm water likely to blame for early Chinook deaths in Willamette

A look at Honolulu’s daily fish auction

Opinion: How to save wild salmon with a fork and knife


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Salmon certification stalemate

The Marine Stewardship Council says binding arbitration is the only way to settle a dispute between rival groups of Alaska fish processors.


Coastal Villages to help fund state salmon weir operation

Port of Ilwaco adopts ‘zero tolerance’ policy to deter sea lions

Corp halts Columbia River cormorant killings, for now

Paper examines ecological consequences of genetically modified salmon

Opinion: Letters in response to Paul Greenberg column


Thursday, June 25, 2015

B.C.’s Asia connection

Newly affluent China and thriving economies such as Singapore step up as customers for premium seafood.


Norton Sound commercial salmon fishery begins

Death reported aboard fishing vessel in Larsen Bay

Sitka fisherman fined in unlawful salmon sales case

NMFS details status of invasive species in Alaska

Update on proposed KSM mine upstream of Ketchikan

Coalition pressures Costco to not sell genetically modified salmon

Revival of canary rockfish a boon for West Coast trawlers

Calif. hearing set on impact of drought, marijuana on fisheries

Decision summary from recent Pacific Council meeting

Commentary: Working toward sustainable global fisheries


Friday, June 26, 2015

Fit to fish

A U.S. Coast Guard team in Bristol Bay conducted 412 dockside exams and issued 354 compliance decals to crews meeting all safety standards.


Icicle Seafoods to be sold in two pieces

Norton Sound red king crab summer fishery to open Monday

‘Alaska Fisheries Report’ from KMXT in Kodiak

Southeast Alaska Dungeness season will run normal length

Tons of mackerel hit Monterey Harbor, and hopefully they don’t die

NOAA announces $25 million in Saltonstall-Kennedy grants