Fisheries

BBRSDA

Last year Gov. Walker dropped Fritz Johnson from the board for Kenai's Robert Ruffner, but Walker has put him on for another term that will begin in July if approved by Legislature.

State of Alaska

In a clunky five hour hearing to reconsider both, commissioner John Harrington called for vote, then re-vote, to see Dillingham's prior-approved annexation overturned.  The commissioners shrunk back boundaries for Manokotak to the mouths of the Igushik and Weary Rivers. Nushagak District likely to stay mostly tax free fishery for now.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct in-person household surveys in Dillingham in the coming weeks about subsistence fishing of king salmon in the Nushagak River.

KDLG

Three of five commissioners seemed to revoke support for Dillingham, Manokotak annexation plans Tuesday, granting Ekuk request for 'reconsideration' that could reverse LBC's December approval votes.

KDLG

State, federal, and international agencies have been testing Alaskan seafood for Fukushima-related radiation since 2013. No detectable levels have been found.

Dave Bendinger / KDLG

Seamless rubber boot offers updated features to "celebrate the athlete in fishermen," says Grundens USA president Mike Jackson. Can Grundens cut into XtraTufs' cornered market for fishing footwear? 

KDLG

Dillingham, Manokotak petitions to annex Nushagak district cleared big hurdle with Local Boundary Commission support last week. A tax on the harvest could be back in place by 2017 season.

KDLG News

Alaska board of fish will take up Bristol Bay finfish regulations and proposals at a meeting in Dillingham late in 2018.

NOAA

Low stock assessments still preventing opportunity in popular Kodiak, Chigniks, and South Peninsula winter fisheries.

Red King Crab fishery off to great start

Oct 31, 2016
Laura Kraegel, KUCB

The fleet caught two thirds of its quota in a dozen days, the quality is excellent, and the price is up, all helping make up for slashed TAC of Bristol Bay red king crab this season.

Whether Olsen's Liquor Store will get the green light to open a package store up Lake Road won't be decided till February, following a troublesome phone connection between Nome and Anchorage.

Via Alexandra Guerson/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Bristol Bay Sockeye Restaurant Week in Boulder, Colorado is raising the national visibility of Bristol Bay's salmon fisheries.

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game

This weekend Bristol Bay red king crab and Bering Sea snow crab open with lower quotas. Other crab fisheries closed this season, following low stock assessments from summer survey.

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