Friday, June 27, 2014
BRISTOL BAY HARVEST TOPS 2M
Commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay caught nearly 1.4-million sockeye in Bristol Bay on Wednesday to push the total for the season to just over 2-million.
Coho bycatch expanded on Fraser River
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is allowing commercial fishermen to catch five times as many endangered coho salmon in anticipation of this year's massive sockeye run on the Fraser River.
– The Tyee
Missing fisherman found dead
The body of 17-year old Casey Burt has been recovered from the Uagshik River. He went missing after the skiff he was in overturned near Pilot Point on Sunday.
New member for fishery council
Simon Kinneen has been appointed to the committee, which is made up of industry stakeholders and experts from Washington State and Alaska.
– Pacific Fishing columnist Lauren Rosenthal, reporting for KUCB
More fishing time in Nushagak
The sockeye have hit the Nushagak District in force and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is responding with increased fishing time.
Limited fishing time for Cook Inlet setnetters
In a flurry of emergency orders and news releases Thursday the Alaska Deparment of Fish and Game announced efforts to conserve king salmon by putting restrictions on personal-use fishing and inriver anglers — triggering restrictions for commercial fishers in the east side setnet fishery.
– Peninsula Clarion
Pollution's effect on orcas
Scientists studying Puget Sound orcas for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in young killer whales, according to a report released Wednesday.
– Juneau Empire
Profit's doubtful for land-based fish farms
"There is as yet limited evidence that consumer demand plays a sufficiently large role that it would be reflected in a willingness to pay a price premium for sustainably caught or farmed seafood," says the report.
– Fish Information Services
New CG command in Astoria
Lt. Cmdr. Kristen Serumgard has taken on what she described as "the most challenging buoy tender in the Coast Guard."
– Daily Astorian
Readying for sockeye
Fish prices again look good and there are two new major players in the fishery.
– Anchorage Daily News