To read about NOAA Fisheries scientists and partners like Alaska Seafood Cooperative and Bering Sea flatfish fishing industry members collaborated to modify the gear so it reduces the damage to important bottom habitat, click here.
New Bering Sea flatfish trawl gear reduces sea floor contact and adverse impacts on habitat and non-target species while improving catch of marketable fish.
Seafood.com News [Cordova Times], February 3, 2012
By Margaret Bauman
A federal judge has ruled that commercial fishing restrictions aimed at protecting endangered Steller sea lions were properly imposed, because the sea lions are not getting enough food…. Continue Reading
Outlook 2015 – Pacific Fishing Magazine, Nov. 2011
By Jason Anderson
Click here to read Time to Rethink the Bering Sea Total Allowable Catch in Your Business
The Alaska Seafood Cooperative represents the majority of the vessels operating in one of the first “Catch Share” programs developed for conservation purposes. This video examines how Cooperatives – rather than competition – can lead to innovations in ecosystem-based fisheries management.
Special Feature: Flounder/sole Seafood Business Magazine [seafoodbusiness.com], May 5, 2011
By Melissa Wood
Click here to read Flatfish Attempts to Make a Name for Itself as a Sustainable, Wild Alaska Seafood
Click here to read January 5, 2010 Press Release
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS [seafoodnews.com], June 23, 2010
A month after being awarded an international environmental certification, Alaska flatfish species are receiving new attention from seafood buyers and restaurateurs. After a three‐year comprehensive evaluation, the fisheries earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. … Continue Reading
Check out what a day in the life is like on an Alaska Seafood Cooperative (AKSC) fishing vessel which catches and processes groundfish from the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.