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Melovidov to lead CBSFA in fisheries ventures 

Board members of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (CBSFA) have selected veteran seafood harvester Ray Melovidov as the entity’s new president, one of...

More protection sought for right whales

Conservations are seeking expanded critical habitat designation in Alaska for North Pacific right whales, the world’s most endangered whales, the world’s most endangered whale population.

Fish Factor: Halibut, sablefish and Tanner crab fisheries underway

March means more fishing boats are out on the water with the start of the Pacific halibut and sablefish (black cod) fisheries on March 6, followed by Alaska’s first big herring fishery at Sitka Sound. A Tanner crab fishery kicked off on March 1 at Prince William Sound with a 61,800-pound catch limit. It could run through March 31 unless the quota is taken earlier.

Two North Pacific right whales spotted in Bering Sea

NOAA Fisheries has confirmed that two whales captured in a video by commercial cod fishermen in the Aleutian Islands are indeed North Pacific right whales, the first sighting of this endangered species in winter in the Bering Sea.

Fish Factor: New legislation would enhance salmon research

An Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act was introduced in Congress last week by Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan that, if passed, aims to gain better understanding about causes of salmon declines, especially in the Northwest regions.

Tribes urge Commerce Department to eliminate Chinook bycatch

Tribal entities representing thousands of western Alaska Natives are calling on Commerce Secretary Gina Marie Raimondo to take emergency action to eliminate the incidental catch of Chinook salmon and set a cap on chum salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock trawl fishery for the 2022 fishery.

New restrictions would cut halibut bycatch in groundfish fisheries

A six-year battle over the incidental catch of an estimated 2.8 million pounds of halibut annually by trawlers in the Bering Sea has prompted federal fisheries managers to put new regulations in place to curb that harvest by up to 35 percent.

Trident Seafoods purchases 300-foot at-sea processor

Trident Seafoods has reached agreement with Aleutian Spray Fisheries Inc. to acquire the 300-foot at-sea processor C/P Starbound for use in its wild Alaska Pollock and Pacific whiting fisheries, the company announced.

Fish Factor: Panhandle joins in recycling of fishing nets

The Panhandle plans to be the next Alaska region to give new life to old fishing gear by sending it to plastic recycling centers....

Alaska Pollock noodles gets rave reviews from legislators

Push that pasta aside. Noodles made from Alaska Pollock are poised to become a center of the plate favorite.Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles from Trident...
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