A new federal rule allocates Pacific cod harvest quota shares to license holders and requires participants in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl fishery to form cooperatives.
Winter research on Bristol Bay red king crab is challenging, and a declining population has crabbers idle this season, so crews are working with scientists to gather data.
Coastal Villages Region Fund, Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, and Maruha Nichiro are expanding their partnership to grow Alaska’s shoreside pollock business. The partnership includes the purchase of nine fishing vessels.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to switch halibut bycatch for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish trawlers to an abundance-based limit.
Two rare, deep-dwelling skate species have been recorded for the first time in Alaska and British Columbia waters: the fine-spined skate and the Pacific white skate.