Fisheries

KDLG

32' fishing boat season tag going up from $280 to $320, and set net skiffs 20' and longer will start at $100, as city looks for revenue to deal with deficit.

NWS

Fish and Game poised to open state’s largest herring fishery after documenting 35,000 tons, perhaps by the end of the week, but waiting for marketable roe quality could be few days behind that.

Eric Marxmiller

Sustaining Bristol Bay Fisheries aims to keep those who fish in Bristol Bay informed and politically active in issues related to fishery sustainability.

Nancy Heise

Delayed sailing (again) this spring creating hardships, added costs for communities ahead of summer swell of activity and fishing.

Some shore ice still around the district, and surface temps still at zero. Fish and Game flew Monday to look around, playing it careful after last year's record early arrival.

Carvel Zimin, Jr.

As temperatures climb into the fifties and the ice goes, how soon will the herring get there? ADF&G watching sea surface temps, still predicting early May fishery.

Avery Lill/ KDLG

Rainbow trout are heading down from the Naknek Lake into the river to spawn, and a handful of fishermen from around Alaska are taking advantage of this short fishery.

Katie Basile / KYUK

Pacific Harvest Seafood looking to buy fall fish on a floating processor anchored at the Bethel seawall, offering a market where otherwise there will be none.

KDLG

Amidst state budget cuts, Bristol Bay Science and Research Institute, BBRSDA, and processors are looking to pool $720,000 to keep counting projects, test fisheries, surveys and ADF&G staff in place to avoid "conservative" management of world's largest sockeye salmon fishery.

Daher Jorge

The Bering Sea b​airdi crab fishery stayed closed this year for the fi​rst time in four seasons. State biologists decided there were too fe​w crab to harvest safely, but fishermen are questi​oning that call. They say they saw plentiful bairdi while crabbing for other species.

ADF&G

Now with some funding for management, Fish and Game monitoring sea ice and surface temperatures, and predicting early May arrival of state's largest herring fishery. Some 19 seiners and 16 gillnetters expected to fish, with early market signals suggesting a price in the $100-$150 per ton range.

Gavel to Gavel

Walker's nominees Reed Morisky, John Jensen, and Fritz Johnson praised in public testimony and lightly questioned by Senate Resources Committee Monday in Juneau.

AlaskaLegislature.tv/ Legislative Affairs Agency

House Joint Resolution 12 would urge Congress to enact legislation that would require genetically engineered salmon and salmon products to be prominently labeled as "genetically modified."

Most of us don't spend a lot of time thinking about what the farmed seafood we eat might itself be eating. The answer is usually an opaque diet that includes some kind of fishmeal and fish oil. Fishmeal is usually made from ground-up, bony trash fish and forage fish — like anchovy, menhaden or herring — that nobody is clamoring for, anyway.

Except researchers now say these are the very types of fish that may be more valuable to humans who eat them directly, rather than being diverted toward aquaculture and other uses.

U.S. Coast Guard District 17

KUCB, Unalaska:  Three people were rescued Monday morning after their fishing vessel ran aground near Akutan Harbor.

After the U.S. Coast Guard heard reports the F/V Predator was taking on water, Petty Officer John-Paul Rios said they launched a rescue by air.

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