The number of northern fur seals in the Bering Sea has dropped by around 70% since the 1970s.
Federal fisheries data shows trawlers in the North Pacific took about a tenth of the king salmon caught by Alaska’s commercial salmon fleet last year.
The altercation interrupted fishing for several boats, and some fishing industry players say they’re worried about continuing impacts from the exercises.
Fishing businesses across the country have suffered during President Donald Trump’s trade war against China: They’ve faced big tariffs that cut into their exports.
Even though it’s considered a “Product of U.S.A,” Jim Gilmore of the At-sea Processors Association said up to half of the pollock served in schools now is from Russia. Thanks to the new farm bill, that might change.
The policy allows Russian fish to masquerade as Alaskan, says one U.S. senator.
Carved into the Bering Sea shelf are some of the ocean’s largest underwater canyons. Now, fisheries regulators have charted a path for managing this habitat, which allows for future conservation measures.