Fisheries

Alaska Fisheries Report 22 December 2022

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Co-Ho-Ho! Tear the wrapping away and find Robert Woolsey’s present: a report about a forum on the Future of Fishing, plus Kirsten “Santa” Dobroth from KMXT has two for your stocking: a story on declarations of fish disasters, and one about a plea for precious flotsam.

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U.S. Commerce Secretary approves new disasters for salmon, crab fisheries in Alaska

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce has approved six fishery disaster designations for the state of Alaska – that includes the Yukon Kuskokwim and Chignik salmon fisheries for last year. Crabbers will also see relief for this year’s Bristol Bay red king crab and Bering Sea snow crab fisheries. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this fall that both …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 01 December 2022

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: There were no fatalities within Alaska’s commercial fishing fleets this year, story by KRBD’s Raegan Miller, it’s river eel season on the Kuskokwim River, as KYUK’s Francisco Martinezcuello reports, and KCAW’s Robert Woolsey says Northline Seafoods is planning a big comeback.  

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Alaska Fisheries Report 24 November 2022

(Photo by Allison Mollenkamp/KDLG)

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: KDLG’s Izzy Ross on the designation of Nushagak Kings as a stock of concern, Kirsten Dobroth of KMXT reports about slow money for fast fish disasters, plus Washington State bans salmon pen farming, and the NPFMC wonders about crew data. (Photo by Allison Mollenkamp/KDLG)

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Disaster requests for Bering Sea crabbers highlight the lengthy process of getting financial relief to fishermen

Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested $287 million from the federal government last month for fishermen impacted by the Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries closures. The current process of getting financial relief to fishermen is cumbersome and takes a long time, but Bering Sea crabbers are hoping the plight of the snow crab population might change …

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