Tag: fishing

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...

Cordova ranks again among top 20 fishing ports 

Commercial seafood deliveries to Cordova continue to rank its port among the top 20 in the nation, as documented in the latest Fisheries Economics...

Cordova Chronicles: Fishing is the Name of the Game

With the tempo picking up all over town, one can tell another fishing season is right around the corner. The streets and intersections are filled...

NPFMC ponders changes in the halibut catch sharing plan

When the North Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted its halibut Catch Share Plan back 2014, charter operators were granted 125% of their historic catch at low levels of abundance, with that additional 25% coming out of quota for the commercial longline sector.

Oceana report calls for more transparency on seafood imports

A new report compiled by the environmental entity Oceana calls for better monitoring to keep vast amounts of seafood caught illegally or through unreported and unregulated fisheries from being imported into the United States.

More foreign workers now welcomed for seasonal jobs in Alaska

An additional 20,000 H-2B nonagricultural worker visas are to be issued for the first half of fiscal year 2022 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, making a potentially much larger workforce available for Alaska’s commercial fishing and tourism businesses.

Crew school for purse seiners opens in April

Washington Sea Grant and the Gig Harbor BoatShop are launching a hands-on crew school to train individuals interested in working on commercial purse seiners in Alaska.

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.

Declining salmon resource prompts cry to decrease incidental catch

Community organizers from Alaska concerned over the millions of pounds of wild salmon and halibut caught incidentally by factory trawlers off Alaska while abundance of both kinds of fish are in decline took their message to consumers in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Veteran harvester speaks on the joys, challenges of fisheries

As a California college student back in the 1980s, Theresa Peterson decided to take a chance getting a job at a seafood cannery in Alaska for the summer. She figured that because she hates the cold, she would never go back again.
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