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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues.The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has been collecting signatures throughout the state to put the proposed ban on the August 2016...
Scientists breed Arctic fish as they study ocean warming

...Beaufort Sea for three summers starting in 2012. They loaded the cod into small, breathable bags and flew them to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Newport, Oregon. The lab is set up to chill natural seawater from the Pacific.Initial...
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...setnets in urban parts of Alaska is making its way toward the ballot, while a lawsuit over its legality continues.Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance President Joe Connors says his organization has been collecting signatures to ask voters on...
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...initiatives, Julie Decker told Legislators during a February presentation. Decker is executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, which helped write the plan.The plan was released last spring, and since then, the partnering...
On Writing: Moses and Me

...with textbooks on statistics and biometrics. I spent hours on the phone with statisticians and scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center - beautiful people all, and brilliant. But I just wasn't getting it.After two weeks, I felt...
Former fish board nominee charged with wildlife violations in Montana

...a resident when he was not a resident.Maw declined comment on Tuesday. Gov. Bill Walker nominated Maw to the Alaska fisheries board in January. Maw withdrew from consideration in February.Alaska commercial fishing permit records say Maw...
NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

...340 animals, up from 312 animals in 2012.The change was not scientifically significant, according to NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center."To determine whether a population is recovering or declining the, small changes from survey to...
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...ocean products. The idea is slowly catching on in Juneau.In February, the annual Symphony of Seafood held by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation was held for the first time in Juneau. The event also introduced a brand new category this...
Alaska fisheries board opens 10-day meeting in Sitka

A 10-day meeting of the Alaska State Board of Fisheries has begun in Sitka.
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...In 2013, the average age of Alaska fishery permit holders was 49.7 years...means many of the rights to Alaska fisheries will change hands in the next...young fishermen participating in Alaska fisheries is a mounting crisis, but it...


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