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Untangling Southeast Alaska's fisheries

Ask Amanda Compton why she is documenting the experiences of Southeast Alaska fisheries workers, and you'd best carve out some time for her answer.Compton, a local journalist and cofounder of Juneau's popular...
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

...the Fisheries Seafood Maritime Initiative. Julie Decker is a commercial fisherman and executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation. Doug Ward is shipyard development director for Vigor Alaska and chair of the Alaska Workforce...
Free tours kick off again at local NOAA lab

...get a glimpse at the science behind the success of Alaska Fisheries with a tour of NOAA Fisheries' Ted Stevens Marine...of the Auke Bay Laboratories, a division of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The 66,000 square foot facility...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...this year. Abundance estimates have more than doubled from last year: The total number of chinook salmon Southeast Alaska fisheries are allowed to catch is 439,400, up from 176,000 in 2013 and 266,800 in 2012, according to Alaska Department...
Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab early

...better reflect its evolutionary lineage.According to an explanation from James Orr and Duane Stevenson at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the change comes after genetic studies showed that pollock has the same lineage as Atlantic, Greenland...
Douglas MacPherson Blanchard

...over to Calcutta and Karachi. On his return, he worked summers on the Taku River for US Customs and Terrritory of Alaska, Fisheries. He spent winters in Juneau working various jobs such as construction, steelwork, and bartending, most notably...
Proposed set net ban initiative rejected

...Peninsula Fishermen's Association, called the proposal a fish grab by opposing interests.A news release from the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, which offered the proposal, said the group was reviewing a possible appeal.The alliance's...
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...initiative, crafted as a statewide measure to ban setnets in non-subsistence, "urban" areas, was filed by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance backed by KRSA founder Bob Penney, who signaled his intent to take the Cook Inlet fish wars...
State | AK legislature
Conserving the Kenai king is a mandate for board, ADFG

...degradation. When a salmon run is at risk, conservation must be given a priority.All users must have a future in Alaska fisheries, and all must be required to sacrifice to ensure enough king salmon reach their spawning grounds.It took several...
State | Local
Overfishing charges reinstated against Kookesh, others

...decision to reinstate the 2009 charges against the Angoon fishermen."The decision affirms a longstanding form of Alaska fishery regulation and bolsters ADF&G's and the Board's ability to maintain healthy fisheries across Alaska and ensure...


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