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Alaska Fisheries Report – June 8, 2017

  Maggie Wall/KMXT Salmon season is coming on strong. The Bristol Bay drift fleet upgrades their gear to include chillers and upgrades the quality taken to market. Copper River kings are stronger than forecasted. More than 40 boats fished in the Prince William Sound shrimp fishery. Cod, Dungeness, Pollock, halibut and more all going on in various parts of the ... Read More »

The Alaska Fisheries Report

Maggie Wall/KMXT Coming up this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report… In Juneau, legislators debate the merits of raising the fuel tax. A measure would require skippers to collect taxes from their crew and send it to the State Revenue Department. And the Senate Resources Committee hears from several Alaskans nominated for the Board of Fish. Meanwhile, on the other side of ... Read More »

Seafood Landings Up – But Value Down – in Many 2015 Alaska Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service released its annual snapshot of the nation’s fisheries Wednesday morning. Among other things, it showed that Americans ate, on average, one more pound of seafood in 2015 than they did in 2014 – now up to 15-and-a-half pounds. Dutch Harbor is still the U.S. port with the most tonnage crossing the docks, with 787-million in ... Read More »

At ComFish Forum, Talk on Fishing Access and the Right to Fish

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A series of talks during ComFish titled “Right to Fish: Challenges and Opportunities in Alaska Fishing Access” inspired one speaker to dedicate part of his presentation to the inequality within catch share programs. Duncan Fields, who sits on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, elaborated on the tie between access and the right to fish. “When we talk ... Read More »

ISER’s Gunnar Knapp Speaks on State Budget and Fisheries

Gunnar Knapp speaks at ComFish 2016. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT ComFish brought a host of speakers to Kodiak to address fisheries issues and how current events are influencing the industry. The state’s budget gap was at the forefront of the talks Friday afternoon. Academic speaker Gunnar Knapp, along with political speakers like Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and Senator Dan Sullivan, ... Read More »

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