Crab Scientists Plan More Direct Research, Tagging This Year

Image: Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation. Two research scientists with extensive backgrounds in crab fisheries said last week that they’re bent on unlocking new information in the coming months to help better track the future for Alaska king crab and snow crab fisheries currently foundering in a multi-million-dollar collapse. Research plans for 2023 call for […]

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1st Meeting of NPFMC Salmon Bycatch Committee Set

Image: North Pacific Fishery Management Council. A new Salmon Bycatch Committee formed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is set to hold its first meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. Council members Andy Mezirow, owner of Gray Light Fisheries in Seward, and Rachel Baker, deputy director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), […]

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Crab Rebuilding Issues on NPFMC’s Oct. 9-10 Agenda

Image via North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is set to hear reports on shellfish stocks and adopt acceptable biological catch limits and overfishing limits during its Oct. 6-11 meeting in Anchorage. King crab and snow crab are among the major issues up for discussion, with final action still months […]

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