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.”
AK legislature hearing set for Friday on bill to close Area M to June salmon fishing
The bill targets Area M on the AK Peninsula, but the future ramifications could affect any fishery on a lawmaker’s whim.
Sitka roe herring fishery ends; one-third of quota taken
Elsewhere, herring is canned, smoked, filleted, brined – in AK, it’s mostly valued only for the eggs at $0.12/lb. The bulk of the catch is discarded.
Judge throws out lawsuit accusing AK of mismanaging Yukon, Kuskokwim salmon fisheries
Lawsuit claims the state is violating the ‘sustained yield principle.’ Plans to appeal the ruling.
AK Senator files bill to temporarily close salmon fishing at Area M
Fish Board passed some restrictions on the June Area M fishery, but local residents say it’s not enough.