Thursday, July 18, 2024

Copper River drift gillnet fishery delivers 1.1M fish 

Harvest from the Copper River drift gillnet fishery grew to 1.1 million salmon this week, predominantly sockeyes, and the overall Prince William Sound catch...

Recycling firm will pick up fishing nets this summer

For harvesters in Cordova interested in recycling those huge, old commercial fishing nets, there are still two opportunities to do so before the season...

Copper River salmon promotions hit social media 

A collaborative summer marketing campaign to educate the public all about wild Alaska salmon from Prince William Sound and Bristol Bay is underway on...

B.C. government to transition from open-net pen salmon farming 

Open-net pen salmon farming is being phased out in British Columbia over the next five years, with a transition to closed containment technologies, in...

Copper River/PWS catch exceeds 1M salmon 

Commercial salmon harvests for the Copper River and the rest of Prince William Sound have now exceeded one million fish, including an estimated 959,946...

Report identifies opportunities restoring access to SE Alaska fisheries 

A new report compiled by the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT) in Sitka finds that Southeast Alaska communities are losing access to fisheries, but...

Copper River continues lead in PWS commercial salmon harvests 

Commercial harvesters on the Copper River were into a 36-hour opener on June 17, as estimated catches through Saturday, June 15, showed an increase...

Area commercial harvest reaches over 438,000 salmon

When state fisheries biologists shut down the Copper River commercial salmon for two 12-hour openers on June 3 and June 8 retail markets in...

NOAA reports to Congress on monitoring of seafood imports 

Federal fisheries officials combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries are working to expand partnerships to perform intelligence-led investigations to target future suspected violations, while...

Comment extension deadline requested on GOA Chinook salmon litigation

State fisheries officials have asked National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to extend the deadline for comments on a petition from a Seattle-based environmental group...