Fishing

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

Sockeye salmon cost recovery fishery

The Lucky Star, a salmon purse seiner from Homer, scooped up sockeye (red) salmon today at the head of Resurrection Bay in front of a crowd of anglers lining the shore armed with snagging hooks. Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association is permitted by ADFG to harvest its quota before other commercial […]

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer April 15-16

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop in Homer April 15-16

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop in Homer onSunday, April 15, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Monday, April 16, at a time to be announced. The workshop will be conducted atthe Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. Instructor Anna Borland-Ivy will cover […]

Meeting on Moose Creek Sockeye Enhancement April 5

Meeting on Moose Creek Sockeye Enhancement April 5

The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team will be meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00am at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association headquarters (40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai). Agenda topics include reviews of plans for enhancing Moose Creek Sockeye and the proposed 2018 annual management plans for Cook Inlet hatcheries and […]

Photo from the Seafood Expo North America in Boston. Photo by Jake Jacobsen

Fish Factor: Ugly Crab, Hatchery Hauls, and Tracking FVs

by Laine Welch- Get Ugly “It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encourage their customers to put appearances aside. “We’re telling them to Get Ugly,” said Tyson Fick, executive director of the trade group, Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, speaking of the new […]

A map of the Yukon River drainage showing major and minor spawning grounds of chinook salmon. Photo courtesy of Randy Brown.

Where Are the Yukon Chinooks Headed?

by Ned Rozell- In a packed university conference room, biologist Randy Brown spoke of chinook, the fatty king of far-north salmon. “It’s more than just a fish, it’s a culture,” Brown said to the Fairbanks crowd, many of them Alaska Natives. Brown is the lead author on a paper in […]

Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 24-29

Marine Safety Instructor Training in Seward April 24-29

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at AVTEC in Seward, Alaska, from April 24 to April 29, 2018. The MSIT is an intensive train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to effectively teach cold-water survival procedures, use of marine safety equipment, and vessel […]

Sea otter eating a crab. Photo by Allison Sayer.

Fish Factor: Sea Otters, CFEC Seats, and Fish Trends

by Laine Welch- Sea otters and their devastating impacts on Southeast Alaska shellfish were among the many emotionally-charged topics at the state Board of Fisheries marathon meeting running from January 11-23 in Sitka.  The Board was set to address 153 proposals for state subsistence, commercial, sport, guided sport, and personal use fisheries for the […]