News

  • Salmon sprinters

    Salmon sprinters

    Third-generation Bristol Bay fisherman Tom Aliotti expands his boatbuilding capacity to supply the bay’s best boats If you fish Bristol Bay and favor fast gillnetters able to get on step with a lot of weight …
  • New national effort to predict, respond to algae blooms

    New national effort to predict, respond to algae blooms

    Harmful algae blooms that shut down fisheries and sicken people are the target of new research funding from NOAA across the nation. NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science will spend $10.2 million in fiscal …
  • East Coast project to boost oyster breeding

    East Coast project to boost oyster breeding

    A dozen East Coast universities and federal science groups have been awarded a five-year, $4.4 million contract by NOAA to advance selective breeding of oysters for aquaculture. The Eastern Oyster Breeding Consortium is led by …
  • Red king crabs still in a spiral

    Red king crabs still in a spiral

    Alaska red king crabbers fished on a total allowable catch of 4.3 million pounds in the 2018-19 season, the lowest since 1982, when managers called for an in-season revision and limited the harvest to 4.7 …
  • Responsible Fisheries Management: Alaska’s certification program will go it alone

    Responsible Fisheries Management: Alaska’s certification program will go it alone

    The annual meeting for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute comes to a close Thursday, Oct. 10, as the board is asked to consider a range of new topics coming out of the organization’s committee meetings …

Viewpoints

  • Engine room fire: What would you have done?

    Engine room fire: What would you have done?

    Out of 15 marine accidents featured in the National Transportation Safety Board’s recent compendium of accident reports, seven — or nearly half — involved commercial fishing boats. Three accidents occurred in the Bering Sea, two …
  • All Hands On Deck: The room where it happens

    All Hands On Deck: The room where it happens

    I can’t think of a better place to celebrate National Seafood Month than the great state of Alaska — the source of more than half of our domestic supply of wild fish. One week from …
  • Views from Alaska: Have your say

    Views from Alaska: Have your say

    It’s been more than 35 years since the North Pacific Fishery Management Council met in Homer, Alaska. In the interim, the council process and fishery management plans have evolved to accommodate the needs of the …
  • Slow Fish Webinar: Boat to Throat

    Slow Fish Webinar: Boat to Throat

    Exploring the relationship between fishermen and the consumer We’ve talked about accountability in the seafood supply chain, and now it’s time to talk about the people trying to untangle the wild web of seafood truths …
  • Pilothouse Log: Minding the mine

    Pilothouse Log: Minding the mine

    Call it what you like — climate change, natural cycles of the planet, The Inevitable. Even if you believe there’s nothing we can do about the more frequent weather extremes that are affecting our fisheries …

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