Fisheries

Alaska seafood processors expect to spend more this year on pandemic-related costs

By  Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg — May 17, 2021 Alaska’s seafood industry has a lot of moving parts. There are the fishermen, the processors and the market, plus all of the fish. By all accounts, the pandemic has hit the processors hard. A recent survey found that they spent about $70 million on COVID-19 mitigation measures and other pandemic-related …

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Alaska Fisheries Report May 13 2021

On This Week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Sabine Poux Reports on a Fund for Salmon Sustainability, Plus Stories from Jacob Resneck and Eric Stone on the State’s Raw Fish Tax and Ketchikan’s Cancellation of it’s King Salmon Derby. Follow the Link for a Performance by the Serena Karise Band https://www.facebook.com/SerenaKariseBand/videos/279887317119174/

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Alaska Legislature rejects Dunleavy nominee to Board of Fish

May 12, 2021 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Alaska state Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, speaks in support of Abe Williams who was rejected from sitting on the Alaska Board of Fisheries on Tuesday, May 11 2021, in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska Legislature held its annual joint confirmation hearing for dozens of the governor’s appointees to boards and commissions. (AP …

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Alaska House passes bill to allow bolstering wild shellfish populations with hatchery stock

May 3, 2021 by Sage Smiley, KSTK – Wrangell King crabs in a crap pot. (Photo by allyhook/Flickr) House lawmakers have passed a bill that, for the first time in Alaska, would allow shellfish like crab to be grown in hatcheries and released into the wild to bolster commercial fisheries. Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) sponsored HB-41, which would put shellfish on the …

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