Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing is an international problem that has local consequences. AI may be the key to addressing the issue.
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.
As some fisheries shrink, often there are not enough fish to go around. Is bycatch at the root of the problem, or are there issues that need to be addressed?
The commercial fishing season in Alaska saw zero fatalities during the fiscal year that ended September 30. The US Coast Guard says 2022 is only the second fatality-free season on record, after 2015.
Alaska’s fishing industry is facing ongoing challenges that have been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like Alaska’s oil industry, Alaska’s seafood industry supply chain moves most of the state’s seafood out of state as an unrefined product, creating a persistent challenge for fishing communities that seek to keep more value and more Alaska fisheries jobs in state.
Dramatic increases in post-harvest chilling practices, coupled with innovative marketing tactics led by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association are proving successful for both the fishing fleet in Bristol Bay, and grocery retailers across the US.
Alaskans looking for summer employment have the opportunity to work in the seafood processing industry.
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay, concluding the supplemental coverage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain.
Alaska is known for having some of the most hazardous industries, requiring various types of insurance to protect operations, employees, customers, and the general public.