Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Southeast pink salmon outlook

Southeast Alaska can expect an "average" harvest of 23 million pink salmon in 2018, says this forecast just out from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Another big year forecast for Bristol Bay

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is forecasting a huge harvest of 37.6 million sockeye salmon next year at Bristol Bay.

That would basically match this year's catch of 37.7 million sockeye.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Big fish

National Fisherman magazine, in the December issue, features its 2017 Highliners:

Bob Dooley, of Half Moon Bay, Calif.
George Eliason, of Sitka, Alaska
Bruce Schactler, of Kodiak, Alaska

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UFA's new skipper

United Fishermen of Alaska has hired Frances Leach as its executive director, effective Jan. 5.

Leach, a Juneau resident, was raised in a commercial fishing family in Ketchikan, says this UFA press release.

CFEC upheaval

The Alaska Dispatch News yesterday published an important story regarding the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bering Sea medevac

A crewman was "struck in the head by a 37-pound block of frozen fish," the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Here's a news release.

Pebble enlists a general

Here's the announcement.

EPA and the seafood industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been on a tear lately, wrapping up enforcement cases against three companies:

North Pacific Seafoods
Norton Sound Economic Development Corp.