Alaska’s Commercial Salmon Harvest Tops 148M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Alaska’s commercial salmon harvests continue to rise for all five species, with all but the coho fishery having peaked. As of Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game documented the preliminary harvest on its online Blue Sheet at nearly 149 million fish, including nearly […]

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Round 2 CARES Act Fisheries Relief Applications Due By Oct. 31

Image via Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Applications for Round 2 CARES Act for Alaska fishery participants are available now on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission website. They must be filled out and postmarked by Oct. 31 to be eligible for relief funds. The announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game refers […]

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Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvests Exceeds 101M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial harvesters delivered some 101 million salmon to processors through Tuesday, July 26, in the 2022 Alaska fisheries, wrapping up a record harvest season. That includes nearly 59 million fish in the Bristol Bay area alone, led by the Nushagak District with over 22 million fish, the […]

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Norton Sound Fishermen Harvest 308,623 Pounds of Red King Crab

Red king crab. Photo: NOAA Fisheries. Alaska’s only summer red king crab fishery concluded on Sunday, July 24, with the entire guideline harvest of 308,623 pounds of the succulent crab delivered by Norton Sound small boat fishermen, with retail prices commanding up to $74.95 a pound. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

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Record Catch of Bristol Bay Sockeyes in High Retail Demand

Two sockeye salmon swimming in different directions. Photo courtesy of Milton Love, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. Soaring harvests of Bristol Bay’s famed wild sockeyes salmon run leaped by millions of pounds a week in July, as eager consumers were placing individual orders of up to 30 pounds each, while freezer container […]

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Harvest Mounts for Alaska’s Norton Sound King Crab Summer Fishery

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Harvests are mounting for Norton Sound king crab summary fishery, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game forecasting that entire guidelines harvest level of 308,623 pounds expected to be harvested this week. The Norton Sound king crab summer open access commercial fishery began on June 15. […]

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Alaska Salmon Harvest Swells to 68.8 Million Fish

A pair of sockeye salmon. File photo. Commercial harvests of salmon in Alaska jumped from 37.6 million to 68.8 million fish in a week’s time, with the catch in Bristol Bay alone swelling from 26.7 million to 46.8 million fish. Processors were keeping up with deliveries from fishing tenders in a very robust harvest. Fisheries […]

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Demise of Yukon River Chum Salmon Remains Point of Contention

File photo courtesy of Kwik’Pak. On a cool, cloudy summer day at Emmonak, on Alaska’s Lower Yukon River, not a single commercial fishing boat was delivering its catch to Kwik’Pak Fisheries. Instead families along the lower Yukon were awaiting delivery of state donated sockeye salmon being sent to them by Kwik’Pak, a subsidiary of the […]

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Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Reaches $16.3M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a robust start, with the central and westward regions of the state leading in harvests, putting the preliminary catch figure at upwards of 16 million fish, according to preliminary reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. As […]

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Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Reaches $16.3M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a robust start, with the central and westward regions of the state leading in harvests, putting the preliminary catch figure at upwards of 16 million fish, according to preliminary reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. As […]

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