Alaska Fisheries Report — Sept. 5, 2019

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Scientists say there is evidence that unusually warm waters in the Bering and Chukchi Seas is a trend that will continue for years to come.

A recently released NOAA survey of U.S. fished stocks shows blue king crab around Pribilof and St. Matthew Islands are now classified as ‘overfished.” So just what does that mean? And how does ‘overfished’ differ from ‘overfishing?’

And we finish up by taking a trip to a salmon weir on the Kodiak road system. Where warm temperatures and lack of rain has caused problems for fish in unusually shallow streams.

 

 

We had help from Davis Hovey with KNOM in Nome. KUCB’s Hope McKenney in Unalaska and Kavitha George here at KMXT, Kodiak.

Good luck fishing everyone, and remember life vests really do save lives. Use one. Your life vest just might save your life sometime.

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