The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation released a report and Final Action Memo on the February 2017 sinking of the 98-foot crabber Destination and the deaths of six crew members.
After 30 years with the At-sea Processors Association, Jim Gilmore, its director of public affairs, has announced that he will retire on June 30.
Alaska’s new slogan is “open for business,” but good luck trying to find out any budget details when it comes to the business of fishing.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released Pebble Mine’s draft environmental impact statement on Wednesday, one of the biggest stepping stones in the permitting process for the proposed copper-and-gold mine near the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
Togiak, Alaska’s herring biomass remains healthy and ready for harvest this year. Meanwhile, the plight in Sitka will be whether the fleet can find fish of a size that the Japanese markets favor.
It’s the second year for the Crewmember Apprenticeship program hosted by the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association in Sitka.
Contrary to all expectations, commercial catches of Pacific halibut were increased for 2019 in all but one Alaska region.
Alaska’s inshore Pacific cod fishery opened Jan. 19 in Area O, near Dutch Harbor. Ten days later, the record 36 participating pot boats had made 74 landings, tallying 5.1 million pounds.
Heading into the 2019 salmon season markets are looking good as global demand exceeds supply.
It is the smaller, local crab fisheries that each winter give a big economic boost to dozens of coastal communities across the Gulf of Alaska.