Fisheries

Warner Lew / Icicle Seafoods

State's largest herring fishery opened Friday night, with a steady harvest reported through the weekend. One tender, the F/V Tugidak, struck a rock and was beached for repairs Sunday.

Here we go: Togiak herring fishing opens Friday evening

Apr 28, 2017
ADF&G

Fish and Game documented the 35,000 ton threshold during an aerial survey Friday morning, and will allow the industry to begin its harvest. May take a few days for fish to "ripen" ahead of spawn.

Dillingham harbor fees going up this year

Apr 25, 2017
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.

Tusty not so trusty, say Southwest fishing communities

Apr 18, 2017
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.

More participation expected for 2017 Togiak herring

Mar 28, 2017
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.

Senate Resources vets Board of Fish nominees

Mar 14, 2017
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."

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