Fisheries

Late Friday afternoon Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced his picks to fill a couple of seats on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The choices are sure to spark some discussion among stakeholders.

Senator Mark Begich

U.S. Senator Mark Begich has proposed a solution to the restrictions to the J-1 visa program that will impact Alaska's seafood processing companies. KDLG's Mike Mason explains.

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, which governs Federal fisheries management and conservation, is set to expire in September. The process to renew the Act got started Wednesday in Congress with a hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee.

A Good Year for Herring Fishermen?

Mar 11, 2013

It's shaping up to be a good year for herring fishermen in Southwest and Western Alaska. KDLG's Mike Mason explains.

APICDA

One seafood plant will close and another will open in the near future in the Aleutians Islands.

During their just completed Area M meeting the Alaska Board of Fisheries considered some changes to the amount of gear that fishermen can use in the Northern District of the Alaska Peninsula. One of the proposals that generated a lot of discussion sought to limit the depth of gear. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Icicle’s Adak Plant To Take Summer Hiatus

Mar 5, 2013

Icicle Seafoods’ Adak plant won’t be processing fish this summer.

On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries has turned down a proposal to create a new permit stacking system for setnetters in a couple of fishing districts in Bristol Bay. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story.

New Leadership at Icicle Seafoods

Feb 22, 2013
icicleseafoods.com

There has been a big shakeup at Icicle Seafoods.     

The Nushagak Fish and Game Advisory Committee has finalized their comments on the setnet permit stacking proposal for Bristol Bay that will be taken up at next week's Board of Fisheries meeting.

Fairly Stable Permit Values for Bristol Bay

Feb 20, 2013
Sailing for Salmon Exhibit

The value of set and drift permits in Bristol Bay remains fairly stable according to the latest data from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

Candidates for the BB-RSDA Board of Directors

Feb 18, 2013
BBRSDA

The list of candidates has been set for the upcoming election for the organization that represents all of the drift-net permit holders in Bristol Bay.

More Time to Comment on "Frankenfish"

Feb 13, 2013
aquabounty.com

The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.

Part two of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Next time you walk up to the seafood counter, look for products labeled with a blue fish, a check mark, and the words "Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC." Then ask yourself, "What does this label mean?"

Part one of a three-part series by Daniel Zwerdling and Margot Williams.

Rebecca Weel pushes a baby stroller with her 18-month-old up to the seafood case at Whole Foods, near ground zero in New York. As she peers at shiny fillets of salmon, halibut and Chilean sea bass labeled "certified sustainable," Weel believes that if she purchases this seafood, she will help protect the world's oceans from overfishing.

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