Fisheries

Tikchik Narrows Lodge

A group of Western Alaska lodge operators say Alaska should be exempt from a new rule that requires 90 days of sea-service time for each body of water. 

CFEC changes up for discussion in House Resources

Apr 6, 2016

The House Resources Committee took testimony this week on the effort to restructure the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Committee moves on fish tax increases

Apr 6, 2016
KDLG News

Increased fish taxes are one step closer to reality after the House Fisheries committee moved forward with its own version of governor’s proposal this week.

Bay buyers say they can handle full 2016 sockeye run

Mar 31, 2016
KDLG News

The 12 primary processors in Bristol Bay says that they should be able to handle more sockeye than are forecast to be caught this summer. 

Walker appoints two Alaskans to ASMI board

Mar 30, 2016
ASMI

The two newest members of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute board of directors are Alaskans who represent large processors.

KDLG News

Bristol Bay fisheries management will receive extra funding from a regional fisheries group this summer but long-term funding remains up in the air.

The numbers are clear. Fewer Bristol Bay residents hold fishing permits now than did when they were first issued. What’s less clear is why that’s happened.

Bristol Bay fishermen prepare for quality mandates

Mar 23, 2016
Molly Dischner/KDLG

The coming mandate for higher quality fish deliveries in Bristol Bay could be particularly difficult for watershed residents, but some have said it could also be good news in the long-term.

2016 Togiak Herring forecast similar to 2015

Mar 18, 2016
Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Plenty of herring expected in Togiak this spring, despite continuing "doom and gloom" for the market.

Board of Fish adjusts Bristol Bay set net boundaries

Mar 16, 2016
Mike Mason

After months of discussion, committee meetings and new criteria - the state fish board changed some set net boundaries in Bristol Bay in response to erosion that's occurred in the past decades.

Bristol Bay fishermen tour the East Coast

Mar 15, 2016
Courtesy of AMCC

Bristol Bay drifters were among the ten young Alaska fishermen who toured the East Coast this month.

Courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A recent study said that no matter how far from shore an Area M fisherman fishes, the majority of his sockeye catch in the Outer Port Heiden section is likely to be headed to Bristol Bay.

UAF offering marine refrigeration operator class

Mar 10, 2016
Courtesy of BBRSDA

Just in time for the summer fishing season, and with a little time left before some bay processors stop buying dry fish, the Bristol Bay campus is offering a marine refrigeration system operator class.

Walker names picks for North Pacific council

Mar 9, 2016

The governor's picks for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council have advocated for coastal communities in the past.

Fish board responds to changes in Chigniks

Mar 4, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG

The once-thriving Chignik fishery has seen better days, and fishermen from the region asked the state Board of Fish for a little help.

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