As mariculture in Alaska grows, industry leaders look abroad for inspiration

Alaska’s mariculture industry was awarded $49 million in federal funding last year to develop the state’s burgeoning kelp market. Now, industry leaders are looking across the Pacific Ocean for inspiration on how to keep the state’s kelp scene growing. Nick Mangini is a kelp farmer and mariculture director for the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference, which is also known as SWAMC …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 13 April 2023

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Sabine Poux reports for KDLL that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has decided not to pick a poison in the Upper Cook Inlet. Tribal organizations are suing the federal government over management of salmon in the Yukon/Kuskokwim as reported by KNBA’s Rhonda McBride. And Kavitha George of AKPM tells …

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Skipper Science app seeks Kodiak voices after a year of silence

The Skipper Science Partnership connects scientists and fishers all over the state, but received radio silence from the Kodiak Archipelago last year. Now in its third year, the program has some incentives to hear from folks with firsthand knowledge of what’s happening in the water.  The Skipper Science Partnership is a free program that allows fishers to sign up and …

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Kodiak ComFish forums wrap up with Sen. Sullivan legislative update


Sen. Dan Sullivan reiterated his support for the state’s salmon fisheries during his presentation on the final day of Kodiak’s annual commercial fishing trade show, ComFish, on Saturday. Sen. Sullivan reiterated his support for the state’s salmon fisheries during his federal legislative update (Photo courtesy KMXT) Sullivan slammed a Washington state conservation group’s lawsuit seeking to close Southeast Alaska’s king …

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Kodiak’s state legislators update on fishing, ferries, and the PFD

Kodiak’s state legislators are concerned about Alaska’s shrinking budget and shared their priorities at ComFish last week. There wasn’t much talk about fish at the state legislative update on Friday, but Rep. Stutes did provide one big update for fisheries; the commissioner of Fish and Game is creating a new board to tackle bycatch.  A screen capture of Rep. Louise Stutes’ …

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