Monday, November 26, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

CFEC opening

The Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission is recruiting for an executive director.

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.

Missing person

In late September, a man went missing from the Bering Sea cod freezer longliner Clipper Epic.

A search failed to locate the man, who was not named at the time.

The Alaska State Troopers are now identifying him as Nicolas Andres Pettitt, 38, of Washington state.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A down year for Alaska salmon

Here's the 2018 commercial salmon season summary.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Up from the ashes

Here's a photo essay on the rebuild of Peter Pan's Port Moller plant, which sustained major fire damage in August 2017.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ocean Beauty cannery offered for sale

Back in August, Ocean Beauty Seafoods said it was closing its Petersburg cannery permanently.

Now the plant is up for sale. Asking price: $3.39 million.