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CARES Act funds for fisheries relief mailed

Attention commercial harvesters: your fisheries relief checks are in the mail. Just be patient. That’s the advice of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, which advises that round one of Alaska’s pandemic relief funds for commercial fishermen were mailed the week of Dec. 13, but due to the holiday influx of mail and remote location of many relief check recipients, it may take some time for those checks to reach them.

Approval for pink salmon disaster funding expected soon

Approval of the disaster relief application process for harvesters impacted by the 2016 pink salmon disaster is now estimated to be about three weeks...

Slow going toward the 39M harvest forecast

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William Sound topped the 15.4 million mark through July 31, up by three million fish over the previous week,...

Fish Factor: Season may be a bust for most harvesters

Alaska’s salmon fisheries continue to lag alarmingly in several regions, with overall catches down by a third from the same time last year.The single...

Sitka Sound harvesters catch 2,800 tons

Harvesters in the Sitka Sound herring fishery caught 2,800 tons of fish through March 26, despite inclement weather that included 20 knot winds and...

Commissioner’s permit fishery attracts 16 harvesters

Sixteen permit holders signed up, with 12 vessels making landings through March 13, in a commissioner’s permit Tanner crab fishery in the eastern and...

Election Division receives petitions to put salmon initiative on ballot

Backers of an initiative to update a 60-year-old law guiding development of projects in salmon habitat have gathered over 49,500 signatures in support of...

Seafood science issues highlight upcoming gatherings

Harvesters, processors, research biologists and technologists engaged in boosting Alaska’s commercial fisheries industry have a busy meeting schedule from January through the start of...

Research raises harvesters’ concerns over ocean acidification

Fishing families and businesses across Alaska are veterans at keeping an eye out for change – day-to-day and season-to-season.  The largest single employer in...

New generation of harvesters faces big challenges

Words of encouragement from Gov. Bill Walker, along with bare economic facts of life the commercial fisheries in Alaska greeted several dozen young commercial...
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