Alaska Fisheries Report

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: More Exxon Valdez payments should be arriving soon; processors claim – once again – that they have the capacity to handle the Bristol Bay sockeye run; and 50-years of state fisheries management. < ![endif]--> < ![endif]--> We had help from KCAW ‘s Robert Woolsey in Sitka, Fish Radio ‘s Laine Welch in Kodiak, KFSK ‘s Joe …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: The State Legislature address Board of Fish meetings; The governor’s new rural policy advisor is a fisherman, and excessive bycatch is threatening the pollock and cod seasons. All that, and from Sitka, a salty tale from the sea. We had help this week from KUCB’s Anne Hillman in Unalaska and KCAW’s Robert Woolsey in Sitka.

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: Pollock fishermen have been idled in Dutch Harbor, causing a ripple effect that is far-reaching. The salmon season this summer is looking increasingly bleak for Yukon River fishermen – but there is some relief for their plight coming from Seattle. And a crewman purposely jumps overboard and refuses all attempts at rescue. We had help from …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s show: Job growth looks good in the longer term for Alaska – except in the fishing industry; SWAMC will hear about fisheries privatization – and those who don’t think it’s a good idea. Those stories, and comparing sport and commercial fishing’s economic impacts on the state. We had help this week from KBBI’s Casey Kelly in Homer …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up on this week’s show: Senator Mark Begich hires a familiar face to be his fisheries advisor; the International Pacific Halibut Commission sets catch limits; and more Exxon Valdez payments could be made soon. All that, plus, how much is commercial fishing really worth to the state of Alaska? We had help this week from Fish Radio’s Laine Welch …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Coming up on this week’s show, a salmon processor in Ketchikan files for bankruptcy; they’re talking halibut in Vancouver, and sea ice is hampering the Bering Sea crab season. Plus why canned pinks are so popular, all on this week’s edition of the Alaska Fisheries Report. We had help from KSTK’s Tony Gorman in Wrangell, KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein in Petersburg; …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

Jay Barrett/KMXT On this week’s show, incidents in the fisheries take the life of a Bering Sea crabber, and left two men stranded on a remote island. Alaska’s newest senator gets assigned to the influential Commerce Committee; a new study compares the economic impact of sport and commercial fisheries; and life as a Deadliest Catch camera operator. All that and …

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The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

On this week’s Alaska Fisheries Report: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council wrapped up its meeting in Anchorage this week, and as expected, cut nearly 20 percent from the pollock fishery next year. The council decided to do some more thinking about other issues, including processor quotas and crew shares in the Bering Sea crab fishery, latent licenses and sector …

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