Tag Archives: fishermen

Local fishermen may soon be able to sell fish from their boats

Fishing fishing boats moored in Kodiak. ( Photo by James Brookes/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its last regular meeting, the Kodiak city council advanced an ordinance, that would allow fishermen to sell their catch to customers directly from their vessels, to its second reading. If passed the ordinance would allow the harbormaster to issue permits to fishermen that’d let them sell ... Read More »

Fishermen are Having an Easier Time Finding Good Sized Pollock This Year

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT There are four federally managed pollock seasons in the Gulf of Alaska. Currently, the last one of 2017 is underway. According to Josh Keaton, an inseason manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s pollock fishery has gone relatively smoothly. “I think ... Read More »

New Group Reaches Out to Young Fishermen

Kayla Desroches/KMXT One solution to the aging fishing fleet is an up and coming group called the Young Fishermen’s Network. That’s what Alaska Marine Conservation Council organizer and third-generation fisherman, Hannah Heimbuch, spoke about at a ComFish forum called Right to Fish: Challenges and Opportunities in Alaska Fishing Access. Heimbuch says one of her personal inspirations to become involved in ... Read More »

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