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.
Numbers are on the rise for Alaska’s shellfish growers: They sold more than 1.8 million oysters in 2017 for a 27 percent increase over 2016 and a 70 percent increase over the 10-year average.
West Coast trawlers were on pace to land their respectful IFQ shares of Petrale sole for the 2018 season in early November.
A massive earthquake struck south central Alaska Friday morning Nov. 30, causing widespread damage to…
Though a few factors ganged up to threaten the traditional opener of the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery, the fleet of more than 400 vessels went on to put in a banner year.
Preliminary harvest data for 2018 suggests the harvest will wind up around 175,940 pounds, down sharply from the 380,912 pounds that diggers dug just five years ago.
Too many purple sea urchins and not enough bull kelp continues to stymie California’s red urchin dive industry.
Ocean conditions seem to have gifted the trawlers in terms of distribution and density of rockfish.
All eyes and ears were on water temperatures and foreign trade tariffs as seiners hit their strides in the West Coast squid season.
A reduced pollock harvest in Russia and an increased demand for fillets, roe and surimi worldwide will drive demand Alaska pollock throughout 2018.