Thousands of U.S. fishermen could be eligible for a new program designed to help fishermen hurt by the tariff on seafood.
The trio of men from Naukati Bay, Prince of Wales Island, face criminal charges after pilfering nearly four tons of sea cucumbers from a Whale Pass scientific preserve that’s been off limits to fishing for decades, Alaska Wildlife Troopers say.
The sea cucumber fishery in Southeast opened for harvest in the beginning of October. It’s now half way through its season. And, much like salmon this year, it looks like the state’s sea cucumber harvest is also finding success on the global market.
Sea cucumber season closed in mid-November after the fleet landed a little more than a million pounds of the seafood delicacy.