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.
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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.
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.
The government shutdown has caused few problems so far in Alaska’s fisheries, but concern is growing as it enters a third week.
Alaska fishing jobs rebounded with record growth in 2017 thanks to peak summer fishing.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council set the 2019 quotas this month for more than two dozen fisheries in federal waters.