Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Souter joins Silver Bay

Silver Bay Seafoods has added another notable name to its management team.

Sandy Souter started with Silver Bay on Monday and "will be responsible for overseeing our Alaska fleet management," company spokeswoman Cora Campbell tells Deckboss.

Souter previously was manager — fishing operations for Alaska General Seafoods.

Friday, November 9, 2018

ASMI Executive Director Alexa Tonkovich resigns

Here's the press release.

Bristol Bay forecast is out

The state is forecasting a much smaller catch of 26.1 million sockeye salmon next year at Bristol Bay.

This past season saw a catch of 41.3 million.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Who will be our next fish and game commissioner?

Now that Mike Dunleavy has won the race for governor, we await his picks for cabinet positions including commissioner of fish and game.

Here are a few potential candidates for the post. We offer these for entertainment purposes only — Deckboss hasn't spoken with these people about the matter.

Lacking time and energy today, I'll leave it to you to research the backgrounds of any names you might not know.

Doug Vincent-LangJohn Moller
Brett HuberRicky Gease

Hauling in the hooks

The halibut season closed at noon today.

Two Alaska men sentenced over sea lion slaughter

Here's the press release.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Change at the top

Scott Kelley has retired as director of the state Division of Commercial Fisheries.

Forrest Bowers has been serving as acting director since Sept. 26.