Alaska Commercial Fisheries News Since 1988
Seven Alaskans are vying for a single seat on the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission; Gov. Walker will make his choice in coming weeks.read more
Kodiak fishermen say they are happy with their career choice, but – except for pollock – they dislike privatized catches. fishermenread more
40K Alaska voters signed petitions to update laws protecting salmon habitat for first time since 1959. Next stop: Nov. ballot!read more
Since January 1, only a handful of boats have attempted the doom and gloom Pacific cod fishery. The talk of the dock is that it could be a short season due to smaller quotas; boats are fishing farther than ever and finding fewer fish. Fishermen voice their thoughts and concerns.read more
A Seattle fishing company with boats in the Bering Sea claims Alaska’s 3% landing tax is unconstitutional and has taken the case to court.
Catch 49 is accepting pre-orders of Kodiak Tanner crab to customers who can pick it up in Anchorage. Order by Jan. 17!
Coastal Alaskans react to Trump’s statewide oil/gas lease sales; One public meeting Jan. 23 in Anchorage
Coastal Alaskans give thumbs down to oil/gas lease sales from Southeast to the Arctic; One public meeting set for Jan. 23 in Anchorage; Comments open for 2 months
There’s gold in AK seafood gurry! Report analyzes markets for fish heads, oil/meal, guts, crab, herring, arrowtooth, spiny dogfish and skates.
Alaska Fishing Picks and Pans for 2017 – a no holds barred look at fishing favorites and flops since 1991
Trump opens US coastal waters to oil/gas drilling, inc. 19 areas off AK; repeals safety regulations for drilling and opens more federal and tribal lands to fracking.
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) instantly sends a distress call to the Coast Guard over VHF radios – but many fishermen are not hooking up with the newer technology
Attention Cod Fishermen!
NPFMC Tables compare 2018 and 2017 cod catches by area, fishery, and season.
Lots of Alaska fishing action in January, plus Board of Fish and halibut meetings
Seafood eating trends include breakfast/brunch, trying new kinds, snack items, no GMOs
Salmon catches in N. Pacific remain at all time high; Russia catches the most, followed by US/Alaska
Russia catches the most salmon in the N. Pacific, followed by US/Alaska
More writers and officials are using the term ‘fisher’ to be gender neutral and politically correct. Problem is, most hate it.