Latest McDowell Analysis Shows Market Distribution for Alaska’s Groundfish and Crab (Fish Radio)

Seafoodnews.com [Fish Radio], June 1, 2016
By Laine Welsh with Fish Radio

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Where in the world does all that Alaska fish end up? It’s an easy find – after this

Did you know that the Alaska seafood brand tops all others on menus across the nation? Learn more about the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at www.alaskaseafood.org.

Have you ever wondered where all that fish crossing Alaska’s docks ends up around the world?

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O’Hara Corp Christens First New Amendment 80 Vessel in Nearly 30 Years

Araho, O'Hara Corporation's new vessel

undercurrentnews.com, August 11, 2015
By Jeanine Stewart

Araho, O'Hara Corporation's new vessel

Araho, O’Hara Corporation’s new vessel

The O’Hara Corporation christened the first new vessel to join Alaska’s flatfish sector in nearly three decades this summer, marking a major milestone for the aging fleet and sending waves of excitement through the industry.

A video posted on the company’s Facebook page shows the hull of the new vessel — named the Araho — being launched into the water, in time for completion by the Alaska Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands flatfish fishing season’s start in late January. In a rare move, the company had it built on US soil. Eastern Shipbuilding Group constructed the 194-foot freezer trawler at its home-base in Panama City, Florida…. Continue Reading

Alaska Flatfish Fishery Completes 1st Alaska RFM Annual Audit

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce the Alaska Flatfish fishery completed the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) annual audit. The Alaska Flatfish fishery was originally certified in December 2013. The objective of the audit is to monitor any changes since the previous assessment. For a copy of the annual audit report click here…. Continue Reading

Halibut Fleet Can Use Mortality Reduction Tools in Cooperation with Other Sectors to Reduce Bycatch

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Opinion], May 30, 2014
By John Gauvin

John Gauvin is the science director for the Alaska Seafood Cooperative, and one of the most experienced developers of gear modifications to reduce bycatch in the industry.

I read Mr. Laukitis’ opinion piece on halibut bycatch (Halibut fishermen say Bering Sea bycatch levels are unacceptable, hope to rein in groundfish fleet Seafood News May 22) with great interest.  In some respects I’d like to thank Mr. Laukitis for assisting our outreach efforts for our halibut bycatch reduction work.   … Continue Reading

Bycatch Reduction Through Collaborative Science and Cooperative Fishing

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Marine Conservation Alliance and The Nature Conservancy present a video producing sustainable seafood by reducing bycatch through collaborative science and cooperative fishing.

Judge Rules NMFS Has Until 2015 to Revise Steller Sea Lion Closures, Disappointing Industry

Seafood.com News [seafoodnews.com and KUCB]
By Stephanie Joyce

There won’t be an Atka mackerel or Pacific cod fishery in the western Aleutians until at least 2015. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ruled Monday that the National Marine Fisheries Service would have 23 months to assess the impact of its Steller sea lion protection measures in the region…. Continue Reading