Jay Barrett, KMXT - Kodiak
Seventy-five percent of Alaska’s salmon packers have decided to pull out of the Marine Stewardship Council’s fisheries certification program when the current agreement expires at the end of October.
Coming up this week, ASMI changes its slogan in Japan AND looks to South America as a potential customer; IFQs were one of the topics of the recent Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, and a seasoned skipper writes a book of advice for greenhorns looking to break into Alaska fisheries. KSKA: Friday, 1/6 at 2:30pm
Coming up this week, more reaction to the IPHC's recent halibut quota announcement; commercial fishing in Cordova is being threatened by dipnetters, and Yardarm Knot's Naknek cannery has been sold. All that and just how much seafood can a sea otter eat if a sea otter could eat sea... never mind - coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report. KSKA: Friday, 12/9 @ 2:30pm
Coming up this week, there's a new top halibut port in the state, observers will be following gillnetters around Southeast next year, and we hear about the winners of the Smart Gear competition. All that, and more, coming up on the Alaska Fisheries Report.
Coming up this week, the forecast for Togiak herring has been released, we get a wrap up of the red king crab season, and we hear about efforts to perfect hatchery-rearing of king crab. All that, and Mark Begich plans to meet with representatives of AquaBounty, who he has railed against over genetically engineered salmon.
Coming up this week: Looking back, Southeast had the most valuable salmon catch this summer, and we look ahead to next year's forecasts there and in Bristol Bay. Also, the halibut charter industry did not go over its quota this year. Those stories, plus, Vietnamese fishermen make Somali pirates walk the plank after retaking their boat. I'm not kidding.
Coming up this week on the Alaska Fisheries Report: The Senate passes a spending bill that includes a call for a rapid response to the salmon virus; the governor touts Alaska seafood in England, and Senator Mark Begich scares his colleagues on Halloween. Also, the drama of firefighting on the high seas.
Coming up this week, we have a follow up on the salmon virus found in British Columbia wild stock; a former fish and game commissioner wants to be Kodiak's fisheries advisor, and New Zealanders share their tricks for turning left over fish parts into useful stuff. All that at and why is Senator John Kerry so mad at Jane Lubchenko? KSKA: Friday, 10/27 @ 2:30pm
Coming up this week more money from the feds for fishery stock assessment is in the pipeline, Metlakatla's salmon fishery gets certified by the MSC, and NOAA Fisheries wants to hear your voice. All that, and studying how permits get dispersed among the fleet.