Tag: Mike Mason

Bristol Bay Sockeye Season Comes to an End

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The Bristol Bay Sockeye fishing season is over and it was not a year to make the fleet very happy. Still, the price was not bad, considering the market, and the ultimate strength of the runs were also not bad.

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week: the sockeye run in Bristol Bay dropped off suddenly over the weekend, and some fishermen are looking forward to fishing the silvers; there's plenty of salmon news from Southeast, and Alaska's largest commercial fishing port finally is getting wireless internet coverage.

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week, two fishermen are dead after their skiff capsizes, the Yukon King return is weak - again, Nushagak Kings are coming back small, while the market outlook for Southeast salmon is looking up.

State Encouraging Alaskans to Fill Seafood Processing Jobs

The State of Alaska is stepping up efforts to encourage Alaskans to apply for the hundreds of open seafood processing jobs spread out across the state.

King Salmon Escapement Lags Behind Schedule

King salmon escapement to the Nushagak River continues to lag behind schedule and it looks unlikely that there will be any directed commercial openers targeting those kings this month.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost

The effort by a handful of organizations to provide more and better information to the commercial fishing fleets, processors, and other stakeholders in Bristol Bay should get a boost in the next few days as the Port Moller Test Fishery gets ramped up.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week, no commercial king fishing on the Yukon again this summer, Area M fishermen skip the first opener in solidarity with AYK fishermen.

Port Moller Test Fishery to Start on Friday

Late this week a fishing vessel begins sampling the fish headed into Bristol Bay past Port Moller.

Devastation in Japan Prompts Support from Alaska Seafood Industry

The devastation in Japan from the massive earthquake and tsunami back in March has prompted a large outpouring of support from the seafood industry in Alaska.

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week, the commercial clam diggers who died last week in Cook Inlet apparently overloaded their skiff, we’ve got an update of the Togiak herring fishery, and Alaska’s fishiest artist is recognized.