Southeast net fisheries bolstered by chum catches in early season
KFSK by Joe Viechnicki – July 24, 2017
Commercial gillnetting and seining catches in central Southeast Alaska have been boosted by some strong catches of chum salmon this summer. Returns of sockeye to the Stikine River near Wrangell haven’t been as strong as forecast. Meanwhile, there are some early signs of a decent return of pink salmon.
Commercial salmon fishery closures for Monday
Peninsula Clarion by Kat Sorensen – July 23, 2017
Commercial salmon fishing will be closed on Monday to set gillnets in the Kenai, Kasilof and East Forelands sections of the Upper Cook Inlet and to drift gillnets in all waters of the Central District.
U.S. Senate looks to renew ‘Frankenfish’ import ban
FDA budget extends ban until mandatory labeling begins
Juneau Empire by James Brooks – July 24, 2017
With support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congress is preparing to renew a ban on the importation of genetically engineered salmon.
Sitka festival supports fishing communities
Cordova Times – July 25, 2017
Storytelling, films, lectures, tours and an ocean treasure hunt are all on the agenda for the Sitka Seafood Festival, beginning on Aug. 10, Wild Salmon Day, and running through Aug. 19 in this Southeast Alaska fishing community.
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