Tag: Bering Sea
North Pacific Halibut Bycatch Limit Could See 50 Percent Cut
Halibut harvests have been on the decline in the Bering Sea for years, but the amount that trawlers and catcher-processors are allowed to take has stayed the same. Now, federal regulators have agreed to consider stiffer limits on halibut bycatch. Download Audio
Worst of Bering Sea Storm Over for Aleutian Island Residents
A potent low-pressure system is quickly losing power over the Bering Sea. From the western Aleutian Islands to the Pribilofs, National Weather Service meteorologist Shaun Baines says "everybody has seen the worst of it."
NPFMC Take No Action on Chum Bycatch
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council began taking public comment yesterday on measures to reduce the number of Chum Salmon caught incidentally by the...
Estimated $24 Million Needed To Repair Nome-Council Highway
The single biggest item on Governor Parnell’s disaster declaration for the Bering Sea storm was damage to the Nome-Council Highway.
After Long Debate, Pollock Quota Lowered Slightly
After plenty of back and forth between regulators, industry representatives, biologists, and fishermen, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has capped the amount of pollock that fisherman can catch in the Bering Sea next year at 1.2 million metric tons.
Rudder Repaired, Vessel Headed For Unalaska
Technicians have temporarily repaired the rudder of the 656-foot cargo vessel Morning Cedar. The vessel was en route from Vancouver, Canada to Japan with a load of packaged timber when a hydraulic leak left it without steering. It’s been adrift in the western Bering Sea, north of Adak, since Monday.
St. Paul Island Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Northern Fur Seal Treaty
Last week, the best party in Alaska might have been on an island in middle of the Bering Sea. KUCB’s Alexandra Gutierrez traveled to St. Paul for the festivities and to find out why they were significant for one rapidly disappearing species.
Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January
The case challenging the Alaska Redistricting Board re-map of legislative districts is slowly proceeding.
Alaska News Nightly: August 8, 2011
Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues, States Offered Waivers From No Child Left Behind Bill, Rising Gold Price Good for Business In Alaska, Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January, and more...
Bering Sea Polluck Fleet Avoiding Areas North of Unimak Pass
The Pollock trawl fleet is now avoiding fishing areas north of Unimak Pass in the Bering Sea because its bycatch of Chum Salmon went up.
Tugboat Sinks in Bering Sea
A vessel is headed out into the Bering Sea to retrieve a barge full of construction equipment.
The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay Barrett
Coming up this week, decisions and non-decisions by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council on salmon bycatch in the Gulf and Bering Sea; the Chignik red run is going strong and the Kodiak pink forecast is great.
Bering Sea Chinook and Chum Bycatch
The Bering Sea groundfish trawl fleet began catching more and more salmon at the turn of the 21st century. Meanwhile, Yukon River salmon runs began to dwindle. On the next Talk of Alaska, we’ll hear what is being done to reduce salmon bycatch, and talk about whether it’s enough.
Alaska News Nightly: August 13, 2009
Photo by Len Anderson, KSKA - Anchorage Demolition work gets underway in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood and makes way for new housing initiative. Individual news stories...
Alaska News Nightly: July 27, 2009
Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio...
Halibut Fisher Catches a Surprise
Fishers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta pull in all kinds of fish through out the year from rivers and streams in the area, and from...