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China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.

Halibut catch-sharing plan about to begin

Halibut catch-sharing plan about to begin

Most halibut charter boat operators will be working under a new regulatory system next year. They expect their clients will get to keep fewer fish.

What would you do with 9 tons of salmon you can’t sell?

What would you do with 9 tons of salmon you can’t sell?

Nine tons of individually wrapped frozen salmon steaks sit in a container at Juneau’s Alaska Marine Lines.

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified Salmon

FDA To Announce Decision On Genetically Modified Salmon

Sen. Mark Begich has asked the head of the agency not to exploit the holiday season to release what’s expected to be an unpopular report.

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Climate change could affect Southeast salmon habitat

Researchers suggest increased rainfall, temperatures could affect juvenile development, adult migration

Fishermen propose broader testing of electronic monitoring

Fishermen propose broader testing of electronic monitoring

Alaska fishermen want to broaden the experimental use of cameras and other monitoring devices in the federal government’s fishery observer program.

Winter salmon trolling starts strong

Winter salmon trolling starts strong

It’s about a month into the Southeast Alaska Winter king salmon season and so far, commercial trollers have had some of the best fishing they’ve seen in the last 20 years

Fishing industry fights back against proposed set-net ban

Fishing industry fights back against proposed set-net ban

Commercial fishing groups are pushing back against a proposed ballot initiative that would ban a sector of their industry.

Fisheries group sets legislative priorities

Fisheries group sets legislative priorities

A major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka.

Sportfishing advocates push for ban on Cook Inlet set nets

Sportfishing advocates push for ban on Cook Inlet set nets

A group of sportfishermen and guides have introduced an initiative that would ban commercial set-net operations in the state’s urban areas, including Cook Inlet.