Thursday, August 11, 2022

New leadership for Board of Fisheries

Art Nelson is the new executive director of the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

He is highly familiar with the organization, having served as a board member and chair.

Nelson succeeds Glenn Haight, who earlier this year was confirmed to the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Troll fishery in jeopardy

This court order could have serious consequences for commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska, as the state Department of Fish and Game explains.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

A loss for Cook Inlet setnetters

A judge this week denied a bid to force the state to reopen the eastside Cook Inlet salmon setnet fishery.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Fishing vessel runs aground in Southeast Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a man today after his 47-foot fishing vessel beached near Cape Fairweather, about 10 miles north of Lituya Bay. A helicopter landed near the F/V West Bank and collected the man, the Coast Guard said. The cause of the grounding was under investigation. USCG photo

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Big Trident decision coming

This memo prepared for Tuesday's Unalaska City Council meeting includes this note regarding Trident Seafoods:

We are told that a final decision on feasibility of building a new processing plant in Unalaska will be made by mid‐October.

Trident already has secured a site on Captains Bay.

If Trident does build a new plant at Unalaska, we wonder what would become of the company's huge Akutan plant 35 miles to the east?

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Cook Inlet setnetters sue

Sabine Poux, of Kenai radio station KDLL, has the story.

Also, here's a press release from the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Something special in Bristol Bay

Here's a message just out from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

Fishermen and residents of Naknek should keep their eyes towards the water this evening for a chance to see the double-ender Bristol Bay sailboat, Libby 76, sail back into Bristol Bay and the Naknek River on the next high tide.