Jay Barrett, KBBI, Homer
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.
NOAA Fisheries released the 2010 port rankings for seafood landings on Wednesday. Dutch Harbor-Unalaska is once again at the top of the list in terms of tonnage, with 515.2 million pounds crossing the docks. Reedville, Virginia was number two, 89-million pounds behind. Kodiak was number five, with 325.3 million pounds landed.
Coming up this week, the Golden King Crab fishery kicks off; charter industry skippers get angry in Homer, and Fish in Space. We had help from Fish Radio's Laine Welch in Kodiak, Patrice Kohl in Soldotna,KUCB's Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska, KBBI's Aaron Selbig and Paulette Wellington in Homer, and Brianna Gibbs in Kodiak.
Friday, August 5 at 2:00pm One of the most influential men in fisheries policy will be going to prison after admitting to federal fisheries violations. Seafood dot com's John Sackton weighs in on the Arne Fuglvog situation. And, will enough kings reach the border to make the Canadians happy? All that, and the pink salmon season looks strong in Southeast and in Kodiak Island waters.
Coming up this week: the fall chum run on the Yukon has started, and managers are expecting it to be strong; NOAA has a new plan to address the problem of the charter industry constantly exceeding their harvest limits; and the lessons learned from the ammonia leak at a Sitka cannery.