Thursday, August 27, 2015

NMFS, industry win Steller sea lion case

A federal judge has ruled in favor of the National Marine Fisheries Service and industry in a case in which Oceana and Greenpeace challenged expanded commercial fishing in the Aleutian chain.

Here's the 18-page order.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chignik discontent

Folks at Chignik are unhappy with the management of local salmon fisheries and are petitioning the governor for changes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wanna be on the halibut commission?

The National Marine Fisheries Service is extending the nomination period for candidates to fill two U.S. seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Details here.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Will this help?

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans to buy up to $30 million in "surplus" Alaska canned sockeye salmon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski says.

Details in this press release from the senator's office.