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Norton Sound red king crab fishery GHL set at 27,328 pounds

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have set a harvest of 27,328 pounds for the 2022 commercial Norton Sound winter red king crab fishery, for which there were eight permit holders, but no buyers, as of mid-February.

Tribal request to halt salmon bycatch denied

NOAA Fisheries has denied a request from six tribal entities for emergency action to eliminate Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea Pollock fishery and implement a hard cap on chum salmon bycatch, saying the petition did not meet necessary criteria.

Vessels sought for PWS Tanner crab test fishery

State fisheries officials are accepting bids through noon on Feb. 17 for vessels to conduct a test fishery using pot gear to harvest up to 30,000 pounds of Tanner crab in the Prince William Sound area.

PWS harvests exceed 69M salmon

Late season harvesters were still pulling in coho salmon in Prince William Sound in mid-September, with the preliminary Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s...

Copper River District sockeye returns too weak to open fishery

After a valiant commercial start that yielded far below the forecast in sockeyes and Chinooks, the Copper River salmon fishery has been closed pending a boost in the sonar count, leaving harvesters wondering when the next opener will come.

PWS shrimp pot fishery is over

State fisheries biologists have closed the Prince William Sound area commercial shrimp pot fishery for the season.

Superior Court weighs legality on funds spent opposing mine

An Alaska Superior Court decision is anticipated shortly in litigation challenging the right of a regional seafood development association to use funds derived from a self-assessed tax of members to oppose the propose a massive mine in Southwest Alaska.

Strong showings for young crab in upcoming Bristol Bay fishery

Bering Sea crabbers saw upticks in crab recruits during a good fishery for the 2018/2019 season, along with strong prices.

2nd period shrimp pot fishery open through May 7

Gear limits remain at a maximum of 25 shrimp pots per vessel for the second period of the Prince William Sound commercial shrimp pot...

Salmon forecast looks pretty encouraging

In the wake of a 2018 fishing season that left many scraping to get through the winter, forecasts for the upcoming commercial season bode...
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