NOAA Study Recommends Steps to Support Young Fishermen

Image via NOAA. New research compiled by NOAA Fisheries supports equipping beginning fishermen facing start-up challenges with tools that have been successful in helping young farmers. The study, led by Marysia Szymkowiak at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, notes the similarities between the two professions, both of which ensure food security, provide jobs and support […]

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Oregon Halibut Poacher Loses Commercial Fishing Rights

Image: Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. A commercial fishing captain in Tillamook, Oregon, has lost commercial fishing privileges for the next five years after what Oregon state police describe as repeated halibut poaching. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division brought charges against Charles “Joe” Evens for violating terms of his commercial license by […]

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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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NOAA Promoting New Steps to Combat IUU Fishing

Image via NOAA. NOAA is proposing new measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities and forced labor in the seafood supply chain. The proposed changes are part of a rulemaking process that will include a public comment period after these proposed changes are published in the Federal Register. NOAA’s proposal broadens the […]

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NOAA Promoting New Steps to Combat IUU Fishing

Image via NOAA. NOAA is proposing new measures to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities and forced labor in the seafood supply chain. The proposed changes are part of a rulemaking process that will include a public comment period after these proposed changes are published in the Federal Register. NOAA’s proposal broadens the […]

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Net Recycler Braces for Influx of Nets From Bristol Bay

Recycling commercial fishing nets in Bristol Bay in June of 2022. From left: Clarissa Devine, Erin Adams and Nicole Baker. Photo courtesy of Net Your Problem. Net Your Problem, a Seattle-based company led by research scientist Nicole Baker, is forecasting an onslaught of commercial fishing nets for recycling at the end of the Bristol Bay […]

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