The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the target for the 2020 season would be 25,824 tons.
A Department of Environmental Conservation budget proposal could mean some rough years ahead for small shellfish farms in Alaska.
This year is the first that the plant, now owned by Trident Seafoods, won’t be processing cod — and that’s because of climate change.
Wrangell officials say they weren’t consulted about the local ADF&G office being on the governor’s chopping block. A budget document says it’ll save around $70,000 in general fund spending.
The company would not say who the buyer is or reveal the timeline for completing the sale of their former cannery and seafood plant.
One reason for the decline of the Togiak herring fishery is that roe has become less popular in Japan.
There’s no mine yet at the Palmer Project site. But a small cadre of scientists live there for half the year, looking for minerals.
In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.
With warmer conditions, there’s less dissolved oxygen in the water. Salmon can have a tougher chance at survival.
In 2018, Jonathan McGraw Jr. and two others were charged with illegally fishing in a scientific preserve near Whale Pass.