Alaska Fisheries Report — Oct. 3, 2019


Heads up for fishermen getting relief checks for the 2016 Pink Salmon disaster. Some of the calculations are off and there is a limited time in which to appeal to get the correct amount of money.

Are massive wrecks of seabirds dying off this summer another sign that all is not well with Alaska’s oceans. We have a report, but like scientists say, there are no answers.

Seafood industry leaders met recently at the Southeast Conference in Sitka to hear about the state of seafood production in Alaska. Some of the challenges…environmental changes and trade wars.

There’s something special about a NOAA nautical chart. The large paper charts are the stuff of dreams and have been a necessary part of navigation for ocean-goers. Now they are going on a trip to the recycle bins of history as NOAA announces it plans to phase out physical charts in favor of electronic ones.



We had help from Davis Hovey at KNOM in Nome, Katherine Rose at KCAW in Sitka, Jay Barrett at KDLL in Kenai, and Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

Here’s a question. Is your EPIRB registration up to date?  Accurate information helps the Coast Guard know whose signal has gone off and gives on-shore contact information. That extra bit of info could make all the difference in rescuers finding you in time.



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