Alaska Fisheries Report

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week: things get exciting in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery, the charter halibut industry fights back against restrictions, the far-reaching and unexpected repercussions of the Wards Cove sell-off. We had help this week from KCAW’s Ed Ronco in Sitka, CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau, KRBD’s Deanna Garrison in Ketchikan, KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska and ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week: The North Pacific Council is taking up Gulf Chinook bycatch at its meeting this week in Anchorage. Alaskan fishermen are working together to help their counterparts in Japan; and Board of Fish nominations sail through the House Fisheries Committee. All that, and how many times must we remind people not to put seafood in their pants? ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week: the halibut charter industry in Southeast gets even more restrictive; Cora Campbell seems to be winning converts in the legislature; and trying to rein in chum salmon bycatch. Also, can you feel the Southeast herring buzz building? We had help this week from KMXT’s Jacob Resneck in Kodiak, KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka, KRBD’s Maria Dudzak ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week, a federal judge holds off on the Exxon Valdez Re-Opener; the state legislature considers dedicating money to salmon weirs; and another community starts serving local seafood in schools. We had help from KMXT’s Jacob Resneck in Kodiak, KDLG’s student reporter Sam Wright in Dillingham, KRBD’s Maria Dudzak in Ketchikan, KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska and KCAW’s ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – March 3, 2011

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Jacob Resneck/KMXT This week: Anger among the drift net fleet on over aplan to conserve sockeye on Cook Inlet; a class-action suit brought by fishermen against an Oregon-based seafood processor suffers a setback; survey results are published polling Bristol Bay salmon processors; plus evidence of fisheries with commercial potential are found in Arctic waters; also…the feds and state have reached ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 24, 2011

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Jacob Resneck/KMXT Alaska Fish and Game has a new commercial fisheries chief; police in Unalaska say they’ve exhausted all leads over a disappearing deckhand; a culinary contest pitting seafood producers large and small is coming to Juneau and a former fishermen made famous on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch is found dead in a Homer hotel room. And… Alaska’s seafood industry ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 17, 2011

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Jacob Resneck/KMXT This week: A look at the of ice supply for Bristol Bay salmon fishermen, headaches in Homer for p-cod fishermen after the feds move the fishing line, the new Alaska Fish and Game commissioner addresses a hometown audience in Petersburg, plus a look at Alaska’s congressional delegation’s fishery priorities on Capitol Hill. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski urges the ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 10, 2011

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Jacob Resneck/KMXT This week: The EPA announces it will study the Bristol Bay watershed and look at potential impacts of development, including hard rock mining like the Pebble Mine… Lawsuits have been filed on both sides over controversial closures to protect the endangered Steller sea lion… there’s federal loan money available for skippers and crew to get back into crabbing ... Read More »

Alaska Fisheries Report – February 3, 2011

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Jacob Resneck/KMXT This week: big cuts for halibut longliners; a new poll suggests a majority of Alaskans are against the proposed Pebble Mine; a fisherman in Dutch Harbor goes missing under mysterious circumstances; a study is underwayto help reduce work-related injuries on vessels; also, a fight is looming between state and federal agencies after the feds shift boundaries demarking jurisdiction ... Read More »

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