Fisheries

Alaska Fisheries Report June 14, 2018

Optimism is as scant as the salmon Petersburg this week. The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation votes Yes on Yes For Salmon, but the measure gets mostly thumbs down from candidates for governor. They were all in Naknek last weekend for the Bristol Bay Fish Expo. We have a report. And finally a fish company vows to take the fish …

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NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among fishery observers

(Photo Courtesy of NOAA) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Women are harassed and fear for their safety much more than men when they work as fishery observers. That’s according to a report that NOAA’s office of law enforcement officials presented about sexual harassment of observers to a meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in Kodiak this past week. The report shared …

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Second salmon opening set for Kodiak Thursday

(Photo by Ingrid Taylar / Flickr) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak’s commercial salmon season opened over the weekend. James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon and Herring Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says that on Friday the fish started moving at Karluk. “We had one day of 44,000 followed by several twentys and, basically, in four days, …

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A slow start to Kodiak’s salmon season, commercial opening this weekend

(Photo by Marvina Munch / USFWS) Daysha Eaton/KMXT Kodiak’s salmon season is off to a slow start. Until Wednesday, very few fish were counted in weirs. That’s according to James Jackson, the Kodiak Commercial Salmon and Herring Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Earlier indicators are that things are a little late, and we had …

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Alaska Fisheries Report – June 7, 2018

  Salmon season gets off to a slow start. We go inside a cannery to learn more about halibut bycatch. The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is addressing at this week’s meeting in Kodiak. A report on how regulations, such as those by the NPFMC, affect fishing families. Plus Alaska catches more salmon in North Pacific than others.    

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Fisherman alleges halibut is wasted at Trident’s Kodiak plant

Photo Courtesy of Erik Velsko An Alaska blog by Craig Medred featured a post on Monday titled “Halibut Trash” which chastised the bottomfish trawl fishery and Trident Seafoods for alleged wasteful practices. The blog highlighted a recent Facebook post by Alaska fisherman Erik Velsko which showed photos and video of halibut and other trawl-caught bottomfish he suspected were headed for …

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Kodiak Sockeye Season Opens Early on June 1

Sockeye Salmon, courtesy ADF&G. Maggie Wall/KMXT Kodiak’s commercial sockeye salmon season gets off to a bang tomorrow. Already this week has far exceeded expectations, with Monday setting an all time record for sockeye past the Karluk weir. On Monday, a whopping 46,000 fish hit the river, prompting fish and game biologists to reconsider the numbers and open the season early …

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