Fisheries

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.

BBRSDA to hold 'town hall' meeting in Dillingham

Mar 1, 2016
KDLG

A town hall meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. will be a chance for Bristol Bay drifters "to talk openly amongst your fellow fishermen," says BBRSDA Director Becky Martello. 

Fish board adopts new erosion criteria

Mar 1, 2016
KDLG News

The state fish board has a new policy to help when tasked with considering changes to commercial setnet sites after erosion takes its toll.

Fish board rejects most Alaska Peninsula changes

Mar 1, 2016
Courtesy of Aleutians East Borough

Few changes on the way for Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries after triennial Board of Fish meeting.

House subcommittee proposes changes for ASMI

Feb 25, 2016
Courtesy of ASMI/Joseph E.

A House subcommittee wants the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to become industry-funded by 2019.

Chignik fishery changes on BOF agenda

Feb 24, 2016
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Chignik fishermen are asking the state Board of Fisheries to increase the focus on pink and chum salmon management in their area.

House Fish holds tax increase proposal

Feb 23, 2016
KDLG News

The governor's proposal to increase fish taxes as part of the effort to generate more revenue for the state is on hold.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Who is catching whose fish? That's the question that'll be left to the state Board of Fisheries to sort out at its meeting in Anchorage this week.

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

Bristol Bay herring won a top distinction at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood gala in Anchorage this weekend.

Fishermen, processors respond to fish tax proposal

Feb 19, 2016
Courtesy KTOO

Despite acknowledging the need for more revenue, fisheries stakeholders raised lots of questions about the governor's plan to increase state fisheries taxes this week.

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