Alaska Fisheries Report — Jan. 24, 2018




The partial federal shutdown continues to cause problems for Alaska’s fishermen. With NMFS offices closed, and the folks at the National Register out as well, fishermen are wondering how NMFS will open the March halibut and sablefish seasons.

Coast Guard families wonder how they will pay their bills without a paycheck, while Coast Guard towns wonder how they’ll fair–the New York Times features Kodiak’s struggles in a recent article.



Salmon are having their own struggles—with Co2 and copper, both of which play havoc with their sense of smell.

And some good news–after numerous delays, Unalaska’s new dock opens up.

Finally, there’s help for fishermen and businesses suffering losses due to imports.



We had help from KBBI’s Aaron Bolton in Homer, Zoe Sobel with KUCB in Unalaska. And from Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

Thanks to everyone who helps make our program possible and remember, stay safe fishing and remember to wear your life vest. They really do save lives.

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