Friday, December 12, 2014

BBRSDA confirms director departure

With the resignation of Matt Luck, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association is looking to fill a vacancy on its board of directors. Here's the announcement.

F/V Trailblazer crewman needs medevac

The 23-year-old crewman crushed his hand in a pot launcher, the U.S. Coast Guard said. More details in this news release.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Council to consider catch limits and much more

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will hold its most important meeting of the year this week in Anchorage.

The 11-member council, which helps regulate federal fisheries off Alaska, will set 2015 catch limits for pollock, cod and other groundfish.

The panel also has quite a few other items on its agenda.

One that caught my eye is this enforcement report from the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Cotten named acting fish and game commissioner

Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Sam Cotten as acting commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game.

Here's the official announcement.

Catastrophe reported in western Bering Sea

A South Korean pollock vessel sank near Russia, and rescuers are searching for more than 50 people, according to this news report.