Chris Oliver of Anchorage, Alaska, has been named assistant administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Alaska is the second largest salmon harvester in the North Pacific, topped only by Russia, and leads all other nations for releases of hatchery-reared fish.
As domestic demand for blackcod increases, aquaculture interests pursue farming the fish, threatening fisheries in Alaska and on the West Coast.
The forecast might have scared off a few boats, but 33 contenders showed up to race in Boothbay and 50 boats in Rockland.
Alaska’s blackcod and halibut fleet got off to an on-time start in 2017, and strong spawns for blackcod could mean higher quotas in the years ahead.
China holds big promise to become a top customer for Alaska salmon, and not just for the bright red fillets.
Thomas Orlando is a young fisherman by most people’s standards — only 24 — but he’s spent nearly all of those years on Louisiana waters.
Pebble Limited Partnership aims to increase contract opportunities for Alaska Native village corporations located near the controversial Pebble Mine site.
A pair of new data projects aims to improve fishery management at home and abroad.
Unsettled weather in Florida is contributing to another down year for mullet.
According to new figures, the number of young lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has been declining since 2007 and doesn’t show signs of reversing soon.