Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tag: fisheries

Copper River commercial sockeye harvest surges, prices drop 

An abundance of fresh caught Copper River sockeye salmon showed up in retail markets in advance of the Memorial Day weekend holiday, and was...

Northline Seafoods barge embarks on maiden trip to Bristol Bay 

A new state-of-the-art seafood barge is enroute to Bristol Bay, with a freezer capacity to hold over one-million pounds of frozen salmon. The vessel...

Removal of fish passage barriers underway for spawning salmon 

A project to remove culverts in the Cordova area posing a barrier to migrating coho salmon will be underway this spring and summer, with...

Copper River salmon aficionados hail arrival of first fish 

In Cordova the first 12-hour opener of the Copper River commercial salmon fishery, with 376 deliveries, yielded a catch of nearly 43,000 sockeye salmon,...

Task force approved to aid struggling commercial fishing industry 

Alaska legislators have approved formation of a task force to make policy recommendations in the coming months to help boost the economic fortunes of...

60° North Seafoods braces for Copper River opener 

Spirits are upbeat with Cordova’s home-grown seafood processors on the eve of the 2024 wild Alaska salmon fishery, with Sena Sea and 60° North...

Copper River, Bristol Bay seafood entities plan collaborative marketing initiatives 

A collaborative marketing plan is in the works for the summer of 2024 by two major seafood entities, in an effort to better educate...

Strong Copper River forecast buoys expectations for First Fish party 

Things are looking up for the Copper River wild sockeye salmon fishery set to open in mid-May, and Copper River Seafoods is going all...

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing gear

A humpback whale hog-tied in fishing gear in Iliuliuk Bay, near the Port of Dutch Harbor, was freed from being anchored down in a...

Federal decision to block Ambler Road prompts slams, kudos

A federal decision favoring no right-of-way approval for the Ambler Road is drawing outrage from Alaska’s congressional delegation and governor, and kudos from several...