Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Alaska's disappointing salmon season

This year's harvest topped 230 million salmon, far more than last year, but the value took a huge drop due to adverse market conditions, the state reports.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Remembering an Alaska fisheries pioneer

A celebration of life for Al Burch is set for noon Saturday at the Kodiak Elks Lodge.

We understand donations in his honor can be made to the Kodiak Maritime Museum.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

More BBRSDA news

The election closes today for salmon setnetters voting on whether to join the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association.

We're told, however, that it might be some days or even weeks before the mail-in ballots are counted and we have results.

Anyone care to predict the outcome?

Monday, October 16, 2023

A new BBRSDA director

Matt DeWitte, owner of the F/V Ruthless and resident of Whitefish, Montana, has been appointed to the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association board of directors.

He will finish out the term of Michael Jackson, who resigned.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Red king crab yes, snow crab no

After a two-year hiatus, the Bristol Bay red king crab crab fishery will reopen Oct. 15 with a modest quota of 2.15 million pounds.

The Bering Sea snow crab fishery will remain closed for the second consecutive season. This year's bottom trawl survey showed snow crab mature female and commercial-size male abundance is at an all-time low, scientists say.

The Bering Sea bairdi Tanner crab fishery will open Oct. 15 with a quota of 2.08 million pounds.