Bristol Bay sockeye fishery faces new restrictions
Bristol Bay fishermen are facing new restrictions to the sockeye fishery on the Nushagak and Wood Rivers after the Alaska Board of Fisheries took action to list king salmon in the Nushagak as a...
Halibut and black cod fisheries get off to slow start
The halibut and black cod fisheries got underway last weekend, and deliveries have been sparse so far. Prices were comparable to early deliveries for the last couple years, with the first load of halibut...
King closures ‘devastating’ to setnetters, industry rep says
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game took the unprecedented move to shut down most king salmon fishing in most areas of Cook Inlet, including preemptively closing the setnet fishery in Upper Cook Inlet...
Troopers warn Bristol Bay fishers: 32-foot limit on vessel length will be enforced
Alaska Fish and Wildlife Troopers have sent a letter to Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishermen warning that they will be checking to make sure their vessels meet the maximum 32-foot length limit. Similar enforcement...
Seawatch: marine weather forecasts are getting an update
The marine weather forecasts are getting an update to more accurately reflect near-coastal waters conditions. Starting next month, marine forecasts for many areas will change from 0-100 miles offshore and instead be based from...
Proposals to limit salmon fishing under fire
A storm is brewing ahead of the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting next week. Dealing with the Alaska Peninsula salmon fishery, Area M, as well as Chignik, the meeting comes up against the collapse...
ADFG commissioner touts fisheries management to Legislature
In a hearing before the House Resources Committee last week Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang touted the Alaska Constitution and fisheries management for having some of the best environmental and...
Commission releases halibut quotas
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has released the quotas for the 2023 season, and they seem to be more aligned with reality than the increases the past two years, with the IPHC describing the...