Alaska/Pacific Coast

As costs rise, Walker signs bill to increase fishing loan limits
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl – September 12, 2018
Alaska fishermen now have a little more leeway to borrow money from the state to pay for new permits, boats, licenses and other equipment.

Alaska Fisheries Report
KMXT by Maggie Wall – September 12, 2018
Are floating fish farms a possibility off Alaska? A Trump administration proposal threatens Alaska’s ban on fish farming.

East Coast Fishery

Hurricane Florence could raise seafood prices – September 12, 2018
North Carolina’s fresh seafood exports would be affected by the heavy rain with inland flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, which tracks closer to the Carolinas.


Climate change conflicts are here – and ‘scallop wars’ are just the beginning by Heather Alberro – September 10, 2018
As the planet warms, species are moving further north to climate zones which are closer in temperature to what they originally evolved in. The oceans have absorbed most of this temperature increase, and so many marine species, including commercially fished scallops, are under particular stress to migrate northwards to cooler waters.

Biologists, fishermen puzzle over late Kenai sockeye run
Alaska Journal of Commerce by Elizabeth Earl – September 12, 2018
First they were underweight, with underwhelming numbers. Then they weren’t there at all. Then they were coming in late, showing up as Upper Cook Inlet fishermen were packing up their gear for the season.


NFWF announces $1.5 million in grants to reduce derelict fishing gear along U.S. coastlines
Removal efforts to focus on Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Puerto Rico and Washington
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – September 06, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced seven grants totaling $1.5 million to reduce derelict fishing gear – lost, abandoned or discarded in the marine environment – in targeted areas in U.S. coastal waters.$1-5-million-in-grants-to-reduce-derelict-fishing-gear-along-US-2018-0905.aspx

BOF sets salmon hatcheries session for Oct. 16
Cordova Times by Margaret Bauman – September 13, 2018
Alaska Board of Fisheries officials are planning a special session on salmon hatcheries on Oct. 16 in Anchorage, to hear reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, followed by a town hall style public forum with public participation.

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September 13, 2018