Tag Archives: Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishery

Federal Gulf cod fishery likely to close as warming waters push cod numbers to lowest on record

The latest Gulf of Alaska trawl survey shows the lowest cod numbers on record. That threatens to close the federal Gulf cod fishery which was slated to begin in less than two months. Cod numbers have been declining for four years, and in Kodiak, just a handful of fishermen are still going after cod. It’s another example of how climate …

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State requests federal disaster declaration for Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishery

Fishing boats in Kodiak. (Photo by James Brooks / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signed a letter last week asking the federal government to declare the 2018 Pacific cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska a disaster. If the fishery is declared a federal disaster, it’s eligible for relief funds, although where those would …

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