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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
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
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
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.
Fishing district annexation restarts
Earlier this year a judge in Dillingham reversed the annexation and basically ordered the process to start again.
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
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.
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
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.