Fisheries

Fish and Game commissioner says preservation a priority amid struggling fisheries

Doug Vincent-Lang is the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He opened his presentation sharing concerns about Chinook and chum salmon stocks across the state.  Salmon populations across most areas of the state have been struggling, with particular concerns for Chinook. Vincent-Lang says preservation is the priority amidst struggling fisheries around the state. Attendees exploring booths on …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 9 March, 2023

Six-year-old Solo Sky Frost ice fishes for the first time with his kindergarten class on the Homer reservoir. (Corinne Smith/KBBI)

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: The Kenai is already closed for kings, story by Sabine Poux of KDLL, kids go icefishing, as reported by KBBI’s Corinne Smith, and a halibut preview from KMXT’s Kirsten Dobroth. Six-year-old Solo Sky Frost ice fishes for the first time with his kindergarten class on the Homer reservoir. (Corinne Smith/KBBI)

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Halibut season opens this week with lower catch limits than last year

Catch limits for Pacific halibut are 10.3% lower than last year across all user groups – including commercial and recreational fishermen. Altogether, they’re allowed to catch 36.97 million pounds of halibut overall, which is about 4.2 million pounds less than last year. This year’s catch limits for Alaska’s halibut fishery are lower than last year. (Photo courtesy NOAA Fisheries) Kurt …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 2 March, 2023

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Brian Venua of KMXT reports that ASMI is helping the state distribute salmon in Ukraine, The Board of Fish votes to continue to manage 2 Chignik sockeye runs separately, story by KBBI’s Corrinne Smith, Sabine Poux reports on a possible buyback plan for Cook Inlet setnetters for KDLL, and Izzy …

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Alaska Fisheries Report 16 February 2023

Anglers fish the Russian River

This week on the Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Alaska fishery injuries are most often associated with a winch, story from the Alaska Beacon’s Yereth Rosen, Shelby Herbert reports on watershed repair for KFSK, and the Russian River watershed is protected for twenty more years, as reported by KDLL’s Riley Board. Anglers fish the Russian River

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Kodiak vessel fined over $200k for OSHA violations

A Kodiak-based seafood processing vessel has been fined $208,983 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It’s the latest in a decade of health and safety violations aboard the vessel. East West Seafoods was fined $50,000 in 2017 after dumping raw sewage near the harbor in Kodiak, as seen here Jan. 2023. (Brian Venua/KMXT) According to the U.S. Department …

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