Alaska/Pacific Coast

When residents of an Alaska fishing village can’t fish, normal life comes to an end
Alaska Dispatch News by  Lisa Demer – July 25, 2016
QUINHAGAK — Expensive fishing nets sit on the hardware store shelves, unsold. Families struggle to buy baby diapers, back-to-school clothes and gasoline for boats that take them to favorite berry-picking spots. Some people have seen their water cut off for lack of payment.

Pinks Surging as Kodiak Area Harvest Clears 2-Million
KMXT by Jay Barrett – July 25, 2016
Salmon continue to swim into Kodiak area fishermens’ nets at a brisk pace. On Sunday, nearly 131,000 more fish were added to the season total, bringing the all-species catch to-date, according to Fish and Game numbers, up to 2,228,173.

Where Are The Herring? Unalaska’s Fishery Remains On Hold While Seiners Search
KUCB by Laura Kraegel – July 25, 2016
The commercial herring fishery is on hold in Unalaska — because no one can find the fish.
The herring season opened more than a week ago. So far, fishermen haven’t had any luck, even with a spotter pilot searching from above.

Trawlers harvest yellowfin sole in Bristol Bay
Bristol Bay Times by Molly Dischner – July 22, 2016
Salmon and halibut may get most of the fishing attention in Bristol Bay, but that’s not the only species caught commercially here.

Federal Register

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Exchange of Flatfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 07/26/2016
NMFS is exchanging unused flathead sole Community Development Quota (CDQ) for rock sole CDQ acceptable biological catch (ABC) reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2016 total allowable catch of flathead sole and rock sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area to be harvested.


Sitkan hopes to be crowned America’s next best seafood chef
Juneau Empire by Lisa Phu  July 25, 2016 – 7:08pm
A Sitka chef representing Alaska in a national seafood competition will be transporting the key ingredient — a white king salmon — in a violin case.

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July 26, 2016