All 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.
Alaska’s Board of Fish this month for the most part voted down proposed closures for commercial Dungeness crabbing around Southeast.
Reducing bycatch has been a hot topic in the pollock trawl industry.
Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he wouldn’t submit his name to the legislature for reappointment.
Southeast Alaska king salmon trollers are having a strong winter season, thanks to good catches on the outer coast outside of Sitka.
Former House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.
Charles Swanton will lead the department on Pacific salmon issues.
The waters around the Aleutian Islands support a dizzying range of wildlife -- and major industries right along with it. Right now, the government’s job is to help find a balance.
Commercial crabbers this fall added another one million pounds of Dungeness crab to a better than average season.