The sustainability of the pollock fishery fishery has been globally celebrated, but the ecosystem around this fishery is in peril. How is it assessed? Trawl surveys!
NOAA, AK announce plans for “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas”
AK is 3rd US region where NOAA is working with partners to identify AOAs.
Trolling for SE chums, cohos will continue despite ban on Chinook salmon
Judge said NOAA Fisheries must fix errors in its biological opinion to allow ‘incidental take’ of Chinook salmon.
Keep kissing those big fish bucks goodbye, Alaska!
As AK looks for new revenue streams, the bulk of all groundfish and crab values goes Outside every year.
No relief for beleaguered Southeast Alaska trollers as judge rejects request to keep fishery open
The economic hit is pegged at $85 million for SE trollers of which 85% are AK residents.
AK’s federal fishing priorities outlined by ADF&G Commissioner
Commissioner outlines AK focus for NPFMC in special commentary.
Rules on bycatch, other fishing regs up for changes; Public asked to weigh in
Proposed changes would rein in bycatch; Opponents include AK CDQ groups who say reg changes will cause “industry chaos.”
Copper River gets 3rd salmon opener on May 22
Starting prices for fishermen were down by more than a dollar from last year.
AK Bycatch Advisory Council holds 2nd meeting on May 23
A dedicated website, FAQs, social media and direct outreach about bycatch in Alaska fisheries are recommended as a start.
Fishermen’s surveys ask: How catches are marketed; Opinions on monitoring of seafood imports
Fishermen’s direct marketing, how seafood imports are monitored are survey topics
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