Monday, September 10, 2012


Mystery of buzzing sound pinned on fish mating.

– Huffington Post

Is fish still good to eat?

A film follows mercury from coal-fired power plants to fish and other seafood we eat.

– Nashua Telegraph

B.C.'s commercial, recreational fishermen spar over halibut allocation

The recreational halibut fishing season closes Sunday, but commercial fishermen can likely continue fishing until November.

– CTV News

Tribe chips in to boost chinook production

A $72,000 contribution from Squaxin Island Tribe will prevent a 75 percent cut in chinook at Tumwater Falls hatchery in Washington.

– The News Tribune

Study looks at worldwide contribution of forage fish

Estimates fish contribute a total of $16.9 billion to global fisheries annually.

– Science Codex

Feds to stay out of Chatham fisheries management – for now

Angoon's Native corporation says commercial seiners taking too many sockeye.


Outlook for Alaska crab, statewide salmon tally

Salmon numbers shy of harvest forecast of 132 million.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog: Deckboss


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Survival suit saves crewmate.

– Anchorage Daily News

Lady Cecelia found off Washington Coast

Oregon trawler lost with four aboard in March.

– OregonLive

Trawl Ratz rules upheld in 9th Circuit

Suit argued new program didn't consider community interests and will drive small fishermen out of business.

– Courthouse News

Oregon gillnet foes step out of the ring

Decide to support Governor's plan for off-channel fishing.

– OregonLive

Commercial Fishermen's Festival entertains

This year the Hammond Marina hosted the weekend event.

– Daily Astorian

Washington chooses commissioners to help hammer out gillnet plan with Oregon

The first joint meeting to discuss restructuring lower Columbia River fisheries is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Olympia.


Mandatory dockside exams coming in October

New requirement for all commercial fishing vessels that operate or fish more than 3 miles from the territorial sea baseline.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog: Deckboss

Selling gears up for Alaska seafood companies

As Alaska's salmon season winds down, it's time to sell the bulk of the harvest.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, reporting for SitNews, Ketchikan


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Watch Coast Guard rescue of fish bin survivor Video footage of the helicopter hoist that rescued 19-year-old Ryan Harris.


Tribal Gillnetting on the Columbia River

This fall, tribal fishermen can catch up to 150,000 salmon.

– OregonLive

Seattle's fishy noise not fish anymore

Fish eliminated as source, still no answers.

– West Seattle Blog

City of Kodiak prepares for October North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting

Plans to share message of community involvement.


Alaska Senator digs into Steller issue

Mark Begich, chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, wants NMFS to defend their science.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog: Deckboss


Thursday, September 13, 2012


Chemical pollutants are causing male English sole to produce eggs.


Problems with Oregon governor's gillnet plan

Editorial considers what's missing.

– The Daily News

Governors ask for $100 million in aid for New England fishermen

Disaster assistance needed for fishermen and fishing communities.

– Wicked Local

More oppose oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea

Alaskan tribal advocates want Shell to scrap their offshore oil drilling plans.


Historic Crescent City ice plant demolished

The former Del Norte Ice plant survived the 1964 tsunami.

– Del Norte Triplicate


Friday, September 14, 2012


Yukon, Kuskokwin and Cook Inlet chinook fisheries, areas may see aid if Congress acts.

BPA says wildlife spending cuts are temporary

Asking contractors to spend contractors to spend 10 to 15 percent less.

– OregonLive

Prince William Sound pink salmon harvest hits 2.5 million

Total salmon catch at 31,770,000 fish in the Sound.

– The Cordova Times

Alaska Fisheries Report

Haines sockeye, Angoon management and fish tote recap.


Feds won't intervene, chinook research, fishery disaster

Read the Commerce Department's disaster letter to the governor.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Wesley Loy, writing in his blog: Deckboss

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