National Fisherman

The Alaska salmon fishery has completed the second annual audit of the FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment. 

Click here for a copy of the Alaska Salmon Surveillance Report. The report documents the assessment result for the continued RFM Certification of the Alaska salmon fishery.

Comments and information are welcome from interested stakeholders. For instructions on how to submit information into the assessment process click here.

For RFM Certification updates on Alaska's other major commercial fisheries, click here.

National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14

In this episode:

NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first

 

Inside the Industry

Fishermen in Western Australia captured astonishing footage this week as a five-meter-long great white shark tried to steal their catch, ramming into the side of their boat.
 
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EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the ground above her head sit thousands of seabirds. Piggott, a crew leader with Bird Research Northwest, is headed for an observation blind from which she'll be able to count them.
 
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