86 test positive on factory vessel

An outbreak of COVID-19 aboard an American Seafoods factory trawler, with 86 of 126 crewmen on board testing positive, has the Seattle-based company testing crews of two more vessels returning from groundfish fisheries.

PWS salmon harvest nears 24M

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound are edging closer to the 24 million fish mark, with the catch to date still way behind...

Comment now on CARES Act fisheries assistance

Comments are being taken through Monday, Nov. 15, on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s latest CARES Act fisheries assistance draft spend plan, with eligibility criteria for all eligible sectors of the seafood industry.

Fish Factor: Pandemic hits to seafood industry demand and pricing will be long lasting

The global seafood industry will experience lasting impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including reduced demand and pricing.

Fishing picks and pans for 2018

This column that each week focuses on Alaska’s seafood industry will enter into its 28th year in 2019. It began in the Anchorage Daily News...

NOAA Fisheries studies Bering Sea bloom

Federal fisheries scientists say they are hoping to witness in September changing colors of the Bering Sea, as they investigate why it happens and...

Fish Factor: Nice pay day coming for salmon harvesters

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen.There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest...

2019 Bristol Bay fishery economic benefits exceeded $2.2 billion

An analysis of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery produced by McKinley Research Group found it was a $2.2-billion-plus economic powerhouse that generated over 15,000 jobs in 2019, with a harvest that fed hundreds of thousands of people.

Fish Factor: Halibut prices rise for first of the season fish

Halibut prices for Alaska fishermen for 2021 started out significantly higher than last year, despite sluggish demand and transportation logjams in some regions.

Coast Guard medevacs man near False Pass

A man injured in a diving accident about nine miles northeast of False Pass was medevaced by a U.S. Coast Guard crew from Air...
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