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Slideshow: Sikuliaq stops in Juneau

Slideshow: Sikuliaq stops in JuneauUAF officials roll out gangplank for public to view new research vessel devoted to polar oceanography.

House Bill targets Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for elimination

House Bill targets Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission for eliminationHB112 comes after a Department of Fish and Game report questions the efficiency and organizational structure of the CFEC.

NPFMC to review 50 percent cut on halibut bycatch

NPFMC to review 50 percent cut on halibut bycatchHalibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for several years. But the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to take incidentally has stayed the same.

Kuskokwim fishermen set sights on co-management

Kuskokwim fishermen set sights on co-managementEfforts to establish tribal co-management of Kuskokwim salmon are slowly progressing.

Commission recommends boost in coast-wide halibut catch

Commission recommends boost in coast-wide halibut catchThe International Pacific Halibut Commission Friday voted to recommend a 1.7-million pound increase in the coast-wide catch of halibut.

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirements

Board of Fish changes some shrimp pot reporting requirementsAll shrimp pot catcher-processor vessels in Registration Area A will have to submit a logbook to the Department of Fish and Game at the end of a shrimp fishery.

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleet

State board closes two areas to commercial Dungeness crab fleetAlaska’s Board of Fish this month for the most part voted down proposed closures for commercial Dungeness crabbing around Southeast.

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impact

Scientists, fishermen test strategies to reduce trawl bycatch, habitat impactReducing bycatch has been a hot topic in the pollock trawl industry.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Board of Fisheries chairman resignsAlaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he wouldn’t submit his name to the legislature for reappointment.

Strong king numbers outside Sitka boost winter troll catch

Strong king numbers outside Sitka boost winter troll catchSoutheast Alaska king salmon trollers are having a strong winter season, thanks to good catches on the outer coast outside of Sitka.