Alaska Commercial Fisheries News Since 1988
Catch 49 is accepting pre-orders of Kodiak Tanner crab to customers who can pick it up in Anchorage. Order by Jan. 17!read more
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 monthsread more
There’s gold in AK seafood gurry! Report analyzes markets for fish heads, oil/meal, guts, crab, herring, arrowtooth, spiny dogfish and skates.read more
Alaska Fishing Picks and Pans for 2017 – a no holds barred look at fishing favorites and flops since 1991read more
Safety check: It’s a good time to take stock of your fishing operation and your behaviors
A legal scam that looks like “official” USCG charges mariners 3 times more for annual vessel documentation.
$208 million value of Alaska’s halibut and sablefish fisheries is a 10% increase, due to nice bumps in aka black cod
Kodiak officials aim to get a disaster declaration into Gov. Walker’s hands by year’s end over multi-year cod crash; Other fishing towns also take a big hit
Pebble Mine gets new Canadian partner; Plans underway to file permit application before year’s end
“We have to pierce brazen while these fish are ripening up – we’re perplexing to come adult with ideas.”
Sitka herring gets hilariously lost in translation!
Forecasts for AK herring and other 2018 fisheries are trickling in daily; More fishing updates
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Bristol Bay Fish Expo is over six months away but booths are already filling up. Expo dollars benefit child care, other children’s groups.
Gulf of AK cod catches drop 80% to under 29 million pounds; Sablefish up 15% – Other catches show ups and downs for GOA and Bering Sea
A program to train new deckhands is in the works. The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association in Sitka just received a grant for more than one hundred and forty thousand dollars from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop a statewide Deckhand Apprentice Program.