Coming up this week, it’s an interesting time to be in Sitka, as the North Pacific Council gets set to vote on Bering Sea halibut bycatch reductions; meanwhile, the state of Alaska is fixin’ to shut down if the legislature can’t agree on a budget – we’ll find out what that means for Fish and Game and our commercial fisheries; AND, have you seen that seine skiff over in King Cove that looks like a space ship? (“I thought it was a funny looking skiff, but holy [beep] that thing pulls!”) All that and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz in Sitka and KHNS’ Margaret Friedenauer in Haines.
The unique tug-like seine skiff designed by Snow and Company of Seattle and owned and operated by Andrew Manos along the Alaska Peninsula. Photo Snow and Co.