FDA puts ban on GE salmon imports

Jan 29, 2016

APRN: The FDA issued an alert Friday morning to stop imports of genetically engineered salmon.

Bay salmon processors back in MSC label group

Jan 27, 2016
Marine Stewardship Council

A new, larger, group of processors now has access to the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel for their fish.

Report says fish still big industry in Alaska

Jan 26, 2016
Miles Wiebe Courtesy of ASMI

A new report is a reminder of what many Alaskans already know: seafood is a big industry in the state.

NOAA Fishwatch

It’s official: The fish formerly known as “Alaska Pollock” now goes by a single name. It’s just called “pollock” now.


The state Board of Fisheries will likely finalize a new policy on how to address setnet sites impacted by coastal erosion when it meets to discuss the Alaska Peninsula next month.

OceanBeauty signing up fishermen for 2016

Jan 8, 2016

BBEDC CEO says OceanBeauty looking for a few good fishermen.

Prep underway for BOF Area M meeting

Jan 8, 2016

BBEDC and BBNA are looking for Bristol Bay residents who want to testify at the Board of Fisheries Area M meeting in Anchorage next month.


Judge finds preseason written contract guaranteed payment at pledged price, which ended up much higher than most paid after 2014 season.

Fisheries access workshop planned in Anchorage

Jan 5, 2016

How do you keep fishing permits in rural Alaska communities, like those in Bristol Bay? That’s the question folks from around the state will be gathering to discuss in Anchorage January 12 and 13.


A new Board of Fisheries committee this week offered a preliminary look at where it's going with new policy on how to deal with coastal erosion that impacts setnet sites.

Supreme court rejects effort to ban setnets

Dec 31, 2015

Voters won't get to weigh in on whether Alaska should ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska, under a state supreme court ruling.

Seafood competition adds roe category

Dec 30, 2015

The Symphony of Seafood competition is looking for the best Alaska seafood products -- including those made from byproducts and roe.

New coastal change committee to meet in January

Dec 28, 2015
Molly Dischner/KDLG

What happens to commercial fishing boundaries when Alaska's coastline changes? A new committee created in December by the state Board of Fisheries is getting ready to discuss exactly that.

State to consider Manokotak annexation request

Dec 28, 2015

Earlier this month, the state’s Local Boundary Commission agreed to consider Manokotak’s petition to annex the Igushik section of the Nushagak fishing district, as well as parts of the Snake and Weary rivers.

Dillingham had already submitted its own petition to annex the entire Nushagak District, which includes the Igushik section, and the state will consider the overlapping requests on the same timeline.

Manokotak Mayor Melvin Andrew said his community has strong ties with the fishery, which helped prompt the request.

Fish, game boards take testimony on cuts

Dec 15, 2015

Public says cuts shouldn't impede access to fish, game rule-making.