Alaska Fisheries Report

Alaska Fisheries Report April 7, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Where have all the snow crab gone? https://comfishak.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/03-ComFish-2022_Daly-Bering-Sea-crab-stocks.pdf https://apps-afsc.fisheries.noaa.gov/Quarterly/jas2007/jasj07feat.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinoflagellate   The Mystery of the Vanishing Snow Crab (Sam Spade voice) Scientists and detectives have a lot in common. Both try to solve mysteries by following a trail of evidence. In 2017 the case Alaska’s fish scientists were working was The …

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Alaska Fisheries Report March 31, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: The Board of Fish bans sockeye spearfishing in Sitka. Homer fisherman Michael Heimbuch is the Governor’s new nominee to the Board of Fish. And a fisherman competition caps Comfish. NO SPEAR            3-29-22                     ROBERT WOOLSEY     A subsistence fishing method that has become more popular with sockeye harvesters in Sitka in …

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Alaska Fisheries Report March 17, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Marine biologist Tamsen Peeples talks about the challenges and potential rewards of the emerging kelp farming industry:   Tamsen will be presenting on the subject at next week’s Comfish Alaska on Saturday March 26, at 10 am at the Best Western Inn in Kodiak.   Kelp Farming   Marine biologist Tamsen …

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Alaska Fisheries Report February 24, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Kirsten Dobroth goes off about House hearings on fed fish Ds, Hope McKenney gets spinny on the skinny about rare whales at sea, And Sage Smiley was wily in stalking her story on the Bycatch T: FisheriesHearing Kirsten Dobroth/KMXT Host intro: House lawmakers in Juneau gathered Tuesday for a special meeting …

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Alaska Fisheries Report February 17, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Managers consider controversial changes in how halibut is allocated between charter and harvest fishermen. Pelican is selling its City owned processing plant. And another weak forecast for the sockeye salmon run in Upper Cook Inlet. Halibut Sabine Poux/KDLL Federal fishery managers might change how they divvy up halibut available for harvest …

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Alaska Fisheries Report February 11, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries report with Terry Haines: Scientists are studying high mercury levels in Alaskan Steller sea lion populations. Plus a memorial scholarship aims to connect Southeast students to the seafood industry.   Sea Lion Mercury Stellar sea lions eat a lot of fish.  They are, in fact, upper trophic level predators. This means they occupy a high …

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Alaska Fisheries Report January 20, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: Kodiak Tanner Crab Kicks Off, story by KMXT’s Kirsten Dobroth, Mussels Die in Droves, by Mike Swasey, of KHNS, SE Mariculture Gets Grant, story by KRBD’s Eric Stone, and Sitka Spring Herring is Happening, from Robert Woolsey, who hails from KCAW.     Kodiak Tanner Crab               Kirsten Dobroth/KMXT                   1/14/2022   Host …

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Alaska Fisheries Report January 12, 2022

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report with Terry Haines: A Kodiak crab boat readies for the upcoming season. Plus Joe Viechnicki reports on the change of venue for the Board of Fish. Crab and Kodiak   Crab and Kodiak are inextricably linked. It’s been said that Kodiak is the birthplace of the modern crab fishery.  And every year in late …

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