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PACIFIC FISHING WELCOMES NEW EDITOR

Pacific Fishing, the business magazine for fishermen, is pleased to announce veteran fisheries journalist Wesley Loy will assume the editor’s chair of the 35-year-old media enterprise. Read more here.




WARMING ROBS U.S. OF FRASER SOCKEYE

A quirk of nature has handed B.C. commercial fishermen a huge catch of sockeye salmon this summer, while leaving their American counterparts almost empty handed.

– Surrey Leader

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Pacific warming draws new species

A giant hotspot in the North Pacific Ocean may help explain why a massive ocean sunfish was spotted in Prince William Sound this month and a skipjack tuna was caught in a gillnet weeks earlier near the mouth of the Copper River, scientists say.

– Alaska Dispatch News

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Yukon salmon running strong

The Yukon River is having strong runs of silver and chum salmon this fall, giving a boost to fishermen after another tepid summer for king salmon.

– Juneau Empire

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More time to troll in SE Alaska

The Southeast Alaska summer troll fishery is being extended by 10 days. That allows continued fishing through the end of this month.

– KFSK

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Fishing district annexation restarts

Earlier this year a judge in Dillingham reversed the annexation and basically ordered the process to start again.
 
– KDLG

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Candidate will debate in Kodiak

The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all.

– Pacific Fishing columnist Laine Welch, reporting for The Fish Site

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Community's fishing economy a mainstay

Wrangell residents fished 259 permits in 2012. These residents brought in 9.9 million pounds that year and 12.9 million in earnings, with 57 percent coming from salmon permits.
 
– Sitnews

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Fisherman's life on the 'last frontier'

The novel is a true-life story that intertwines three of Atcheson's experiences in a 20-year period of commercial fishing in Alaska.

– Peninsula Clarion

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Norway, EU urged to increase cod quotas

Fishermen in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the dumping of healthy fish at sea.

– Fishupdate.com

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