Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Industrial Development 2018 -- The Fishing Industry

Our archive of items of note on developments in the Fishing sector of the Northwest and Southeast Alaska.



December 28 -- Area north of Haida Gwaii declared critical whale habitat
December 28 -- US Government shutdown won't affect federal fishery openings
December 26 -- Local Ketchikan musician/fisherman makes simple recompression device
December 21 -- Sitka Tribe of Alaska spells out frustration with state
December 21 -- Northern Haida Gwaii waters declared 'critical habitat' for orca
December 19 -- Fisher Registration card renewal period now open
December 19 -- Waters off Haida Gwaii one of two new critical habitat areas identified by Federal Government  NCR
December 18 -- Salmon meeting in Prince Rupert (video)
December 18 -- Sitka Tribe sues state, claims mismanagement of herring fishery
December 18 -- Farm bill's untold story: What US Congress did for Alaska fish sticks
December 13 -- Dutch Harbor AK remains nation's top port for 21st consecutive year
December 12 -- New warm ocean blob could affect Southeast winter weather, fisheries
December 10 -- Grim situation in coming year for northwest, BC fisheries
December 7 -- Government seeking proposals supporting Local involvement in Ocean's Protection Plan
December 7 -- Central Gulf of Alaska halibut charters face more closures
December 7 -- Alaska Board of Fisheries rejects permit stacking, expands subsistence opportunity near Dillingham
December 7 -- Gitxsan banning all recreational fishing for 2019
December 6 -- Gitxsan Government announces recreational closure of Skeena River for 2019 season
December 6 -- Wild Salmon Advisory Council sets two community engagements for North Coast/Haida Gwaii  NCR
December 6 -- Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team
December 6 -- BC's salmon advisory council skips Terrace
December 5 -- North Coast Herring Season faces significant closure for 2019  NCR
December 4 -- Government seeking public feedback on fishing changes
December 4 -- Dunleavy names new Alaska Fish and Game chief
December 3 -- Sitka hatchery non-profit forecasts strong chum salmon returns in 2019


November 30 -- Skeena river levels still below seasonal norm
November 29 -- Heiltsuk granted intervenor status at Trans Mountain hearings
November 29 -- Commercial fishing is Canada's most dangerous job, report states
November 29 -- Indigenous fishery guardians and officers learn how to save a whale
November 29 -- Fukasaku Fishery Day (video)
November 29 -- Public input wanted on salmon management
November 27 -- Can scientists teach recovering sturgeon population to avoid river otters?
November 23 -- Researchers on state of B.C. salmon in warm water blob
November 22 -- Fishery study explores global options for answers to British Columbia industry problems  NCR
November 20 -- Things are heating up for Alaska pollock - and it's putting them in the mood to spawn
November 20 -- Expanded protection for Gwaii Hanas under Land-Sea-People plan
November 20 -- Gwaii Haanas celebrates new Land-Sea-People plan
November 19 -- ADF & G predicts weak pink salmon harvest in 2019
November 14 -- 40.2 million: ADF & G forecasts a 'return to normal' for Bristol Bay sockeye in 2019
November 13 -- BC's Fishing industry the theme of two short films to be showcased this week in Prince Rupert  NCR
November 6 -- Prince Rupert port and DP World face 10 fisheries violations


October 31 -- Commercial Fishing industry makes for major focus for Transportation Safety Board's Watchlist 2018  NCR
October 30 -- Transportation Safety Board of Canada releases findings in sinking of the Western Commander NCR
October 24 -- Tributes for Thorkelson: Council members reflect on a lengthy council career NCR
October 23 -- Rain forecast won't help Skeena River levels, say scientists
October 19 -- Wild Salmon Council Report delivers recommendations and goals on the fate of British Columbia's Wild Salmon  NCR
October 17 -- Commercial diver from Prince Rupert drowns in Hecate Strait
October 9 -- Energy companies in Alaska Fight controversial salmon initiative (audio)
October 5 -- Key Alaska seafood products dropped from list of Chinese tariffs
October 5 -- Protecting watershed key to Queen Charlotte candidates
October 4 -- Petersburg AK cold storage cuts hours, manager's pay
October 3 -- Petersburg AK Assembly OKs hatchery support resolution


September 28 -- Pacific Salmon treaty agreement heads to U.S., Canadian governments for final approval  NCR
September 27 -- Uncertainty clouds salmon return predictions
September 27 -- Southeast AK dive fisheries, crab seasons starting in October
September 25 -- Broughton table discussions extended 60 days
September 24 -- Nathan Cullen urges federal government to accept new salmon framework
September 24 -- Time for Federal Fisheries Minister Wilkinson to book a flight to Prince Rupert  NCR
September 21 -- AK Campaign complaint filed against salmon ballot backers
September 20 -- Cullen disappointed in New Federal Fisheries Minister
September 19 -- Opponents pack Anchorage hearing on salmon habitat ballot measure
September 19 -- Nathan Cullen's frustration with Federal Fisheries Minister (video)
September 19 -- NDP MP Cullen frustrated with Salmon season
September 19 -- Cullen to fisheries minister: do your job
September 18 -- Pacific Salmon Commission recommends 12.5 percent cut for BC Chinook fisheries
September 18 -- A federal plan to save Alaska's belugas starts with recruiting an army to count them
September 18 -- Alaska salmon negotiators accept fewer 'treaty fish'
September 14 -- Prince Rupert's BC Commercial Fisheries resolution for UBCM gains endorsement from convention  NCR
September 12 -- Southeast AK's commercial red king crab fishery won't open in 2018
September 12 -- Study finds diluted bitumen exposure event deadlier than though for salmon
September 11 -- State fines group opposing salmon habitat initiative for violating naming rule
September 9 -- Floating fishing lodge grounded on Haida Gwaii
September 7 -- Southeast AK sport fishing lodge owner appointed to halibut commission
September 6 -- Father and son fined $31,000 for crab fishing offences
September 6 -- Alaska wary of federal push for marine aquaculture
September 6 -- New mandate letter for Fisheries Minister puts focus on jobs, stock protection and environment  NCR


August 31 -- BC society pushing for seal and sea-lion cull to save fisheries
August 31 -- DFO opens a portion of Lower Stikine for commercial coho salmon fishing
August 30 -- Missing California fisherman rescued on POW
August 30 -- What risk do hatchery fish pose to Alsaka's Prince William Sound's Pinks?
August 29 -- Alaska salvage team refloating F/V Pacific Knight
August 29 -- Alaska's Mariculture-support bill signed into law
August 28 -- EI Seasonal Fisheries (video)
August 27 -- Chinese buyers hesitant to buy Alaska seafood as US weighs another round of tariffs
August 24 -- Are invasive Kodiak crawdads eating their salmon neighbours' babies?
August 23 -- Did the blob drive humpbacks out of Southeast Alaska? Some scientists think so
August 23 -- ASMI says fish meal included in tariff changes, calls for comments
August 17 -- Haida Gwaii fishery staff gear up for marine mammal rescues
August 15 -- The mysterious case of Alaska's stragne sockeye salmon returns this year
August 14 -- Gitxsan chiefs 'close' territory to recreational fishery
August 13 -- Metlakatla provides new resources for fishing community  NCR
August 10 -- Fort Babine commercial fishery to open August 11
August 10 -- Marine chinook fishing increases as river ban stays
August 9 -- Gitxsan government opposes all fishing permits issued for Skeena River
August 9 -- Surprise Fort Babine fishery opening
August 9 -- Province finds invasive fish species near Prince George
August 8 -- With king restrictions, Wrangell tries out new Coho derby. Will it stick?
August 8 -- Gitxsan hereditary chiefs oppose DFO recreational fishing decision
August 8 -- 'Gorgeous fish': Steveston fishery workers haul in sockeye bounty
August 8 -- Eulachon habitat nets grant for population study
August 8 -- DFO opens Skeena to recreational salmon fishing (video)
August 7 -- Recreational fishing allowed on Skeena Again
August 6 -- Freshwater fisheries society of BC hosting programs in the north
August 3 -- Recreational salmon fishing to open August 7 on Skeena mainstream
August 2 -- DFO increases recreational catch of marine-area chinook
August 1 -- Kake AK residents, visitors celebrate fish and friendship
August 1 -- Help the kelp, for herring sake


July 31 -- Skeena recreational, seine fishing may open early August
July 30 -- DFO May allow recreational sockeye fishery on Skeena next week
July 30 -- Potential for recreational fishing opening in August (video)
July 30 -- Sockeye returns at Tyee prompt possible recreational fishing opening
July 30 -- Value of Bristol Bay salmon rises, even as the fish shrink
July 30 -- Southeast pink salmon catches trickling in
July 30 -- Commercial fishing in Igushik again closed due to fuel spill from F/V Pacific Knight
July 27 -- Des Nobels is ready for his close up!  NCR
July 27 -- MP Nathan Cullen turns travel agent with call for Fisheries Minister to visit Northwest NCR
July 27 -- Haida Watchmen and Fisheries Offices take marine mammal response training
July 27 -- King, red and chum salmon meeting ADF & G escapement goals in Kuskokwim tributaries
July 27 -- Nushagak AK fishing district closed as officials attempt to contain a fuel leak
July 27 -- Capsized Petersburg AK tender leaks fuel, closing fishing district
July 27 -- Alaska whale researcher to detail latest work on humpback behavior (audio)
July 27 -- Sockeye catches falling short in Central Southeast Alaska (audio)
July 26 -- Did 'the blob' heat the Bering Seas enough to threaten your fish sticks?
July 26 -- Alaska allows 90 hour dip net opening at Chitina following strong sockeye return
July 26 -- Fisheries critic MP Fin Donnelly calls for land-based fish farms
July 26 -- DFO announces North Coast Aboriginal Demonstration Fishery Friday
July 26 -- Cullen invites Fisheries Minister to Northwest
July 26 -- Skeena Sockeye returns strong enough to permit brief commercial opening
July 26 -- Cullen invites new fisheries minister to the Northwest
July 26 -- Sockeye return estimate on Skeena nearly triples
July 25 -- Search underway for missing crew member on capsized Bristol Bay tender
July 25 -- Sockeye opening makes for busy waterfront Wednesday  NCR
July 24 -- Nisga'a say Nass River sockeye returns poor
July 24 -- College students help keep Alaska's Bristol Bay sockeye top tier
July 24 -- Salmon Fest Art (video)
July 24 -- Final preparations for Salmon Art festival
July 24 -- Nass River Sales fisheries postponed after low returns on stock assessment  NCR
July 23 -- DFO to open Commercial gill net sockeye fishery off North Coast Tuesday
July 20 -- Alaska Board of Fisheries declares low Chignik sockeye returns an emergency
July 18 -- Sport fishing to close Friday in Herring Bay Alaska
July 17 -- Haida Gwaii fishing grounds are key to survival of northern resident killer whales: DFO
July 16 -- Measuring how much access Prince Rupertites have to seafood  (audio)
July 13 -- Jagmeet Singh on North coast industry and fisheries
July 13 -- Chinook Test fishery results spark debate in Skeena Valley (video)
July 13 -- Drying fish and having trouble with flies? An Alaska biologist wants to help
July 12 -- Chinook Test run Numbers way higher than last year
July 12 -- ASMI says latest China tariffs likely to hit Alaska pollock, salmon, pacific cod
July 13 -- Chinese delegation visits Kodiak as Trump administration issues new proposed tariffs
July 12 -- Alaska Hatchery debate wages on as research continues
July 12 -- Skeena salmon and our new reality
July 11 -- MP Nathan Cullen says fairness is the key when it comes to recreational fishing
July 11 -- Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Terrace
July 11 -- Why Congressman Don Young wants to change beloved fisheries law
July 11 -- Alaska's Copper river sport and dip net fishing to re-open
July 10 -- DFO announces shellfish harvesting closure off northern BC
July 10 -- Fewer summer chum and kings in Yukon than predicted
July 10 -- Decision Day fast approaching for DFO on salmon issues for 2018  NCR
July 9 -- Ukrainian seafood buyers want to connect with Unalaska's fisheries
July 6 -- Gwaii Haanas looks to proect more marine areas
July 5 -- Chignik fishermen stuck ashore as sockeye run fails
July 5 -- Three crew members safe after troller Leona sinks during Sitka opener
July 3 -- Yakutat sockeye fishery blindsided by historic low return


June 29 -- State of Alaska plans distribution of 2016 pink salmon season disaster relief funds
June 29 -- Seven rescued after fishing boat sinks off POW
June 19 -- New Nushagak King Salmon derby promotes native culture
June 28 -- Council to submit Commercial fishery resolution to UBCM for September gathering  NCR
June 28 -- Southeast Alaska commercial troll summer king season opens July 1
June 27 -- Fearing another Chinook cut, Sitka's troll fleet calls on President Trump
June 27 -- Tourism coalition pushing for Skeena Chinook fishery
June 27 -- Prince Rupert Council calls for parity with East Coast fisheries
June 25 -- Kodiak based Coast Guard intercepts illegal Chinese fishing vessel
June 22 -- DFO says there are other fishing opportunities (video)
June 22 -- Bristol Bay fishing captains 'speed hire' to find their perfect match
June 22 -- Province's Salmon Farm plans harvesting mix of opinions NCR
June 21 -- Skeena MLA calls for Catch and Release Recreational Chinook fishery for Skeena, Nass
June 21 -- DFO Area Director Colin Masson says catch and release season "Not on the table"
June 21 -- Ketchikan testing facility application approved, charter boat rules to be enforced
June 21 -- Southcentral Alaska king salmon sport fishing closures continue
June 21 -- State of Alaska receives $56 million in federal relief for 2016 pink salmon disaster 
June 20 -- Skeena MLA Ellis ross calls for catch and release program (video)
June 20 -- Province announces new fish farm tenure rules
June 20 -- Ross calls on DFO to allow catch and release Chinook fishery
June 20 -- ASMI says Chinese tariff increase will not apply to secondary Alaska processing
June 20 -- Sitka salmon fleet to Governor Walker: "Don't sign a bad treaty"
June 19 -- Kalskag negotiating new subsistence fishing regulations with Alsaka's Kuskokwim fishery managers
June 18 -- Murkowski, Young respond to Chinese tariff of American seafood imports
June 18 -- China to slap tariffs on Alaska seafood, among other U.S. products
June 16 -- North Coast represented on B.C.'s new Wild Salmon Advisory Council
June 16 -- Joy Thorkelson among those appointed to Provincial Advisory Council to explore pressures on Wild Salmon  NCR
June 16 -- Free fishing allowed for family fishing weekend
June 15 -- Divided worldviews at play in debate over ocean fertilization
June 15 -- MLA Jennifer Rice speaks on new Wild Salmon Advisory Council
June 15 -- Premier announces new Salmon advisory council
June 15 -- Central Southeast Alaska King Salmon following forecasts
June 15 -- Kermodei Tourism hoping for limited Catch and Release chinook fishery on Skeena
June 14 -- Terrace area tourism hopes for catch and release fishing (video)
June 14 -- Ketchikan creek opens to salmon fishing
June 14 -- Sport and personal use fishing closes on Alaska's Copper and Chitina rivers
June 14 -- New program to support oyster farming in BC
June 14 -- Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs ban recreational fishing on their territory
June 13 -- Skeena First Nations call for total recreational fishing closure
June 13 -- Fish closures called for by First Nations (video)
June 13 -- Skeena Nations demand complete closure of Recreational fishery
June 12 -- Controversy sparked over chinook closures
June 12 -- Skeena First Nations push for full closure of recreational fishery
June 12 -- First Nations along Skeena River Watershed call for prohibition for all recreation and sport fisheries  NCR
June 12 -- NOAA law enforcement researches sexual harassment, assault among Alaskan fisheries observers
June 12 -- Optimism scarce as commercial fisheries start up in Southeast Alaska
June 11 -- Fishing boat runs aground in Gwaii Haanas
June 8 -- Skeena River Kitsumkalum net controversy response (video)
June 8 -- Kitsumkalum responds to Fishnet Controversy
June 7 -- Skeena fishing anger (video)
June 7 -- Gillnet disposal underway in Wrangell
June 7 -- Fishing nets found in Skeena River
June 6 -- Baggens' 22.6 pound king giver her a Third Sitka derby win
June 6 -- Dead killer whale found off the North Coast of B.C.
June 6 -- Dead killer whale found off the North Coast
June 1 -- Skeena First Nations urging DFO to change Chinook management plan


May 31 -- Salmon restrictions on the North Coast (video)
May 31 -- DFO announces more chinook restrictions on the North Coast
May 31 -- Plan to safeguard Kitimat River trout proposed
May 31 -- DFO implements Chinook restrictions
May 30 -- DFO announces further Chinook Salmon reductions
May 25 -- Salmon habitat restoration funding (video)
May 25 -- Federal Government to invest in North Coast salmon habitat rehabilitation  NCR
May 24 -- Village of Masset gets set to manage local harbour
May 10 -- As the fishery faces more challenges, some members look for their union pension payout  NCR
May 9 -- Widespread recreational salmon fishing ban issued on B.C.'s North Coast
May 9 -- Time to end open-water salmon farming, says Pacific Salmon Foundation
May 9 -- Foundation calls for contained fish farms, says wild salmon in B.C. need protection
May 9 -- DFO says marine commercial/recreational Chinook closures could be next (audio)
May 9 -- Cullen to seek financial help for Skeena fishery impact (audio)
May 9 -- Sport/Recreational Fishery first to feel the salmon hit for 2018 season  NCR
May 9 -- Seiners take 17,500 tons of herring in Togiak and Port Moller, Alaska
May 8 -- DFO announces closure of Recreational Salmon Fishing on Skeena
May 8 -- Sweeping Salmon closures for recreational fishing
May 8 -- DFO issues sweeping closure of Skeena recreational fishery
May 8 -- Queen Charlotte Lodge fined $47,500 for oversized halibut
May 7 -- Salmon study findings spur calls for fish-farm regulation in British Columbia
May 7 -- Farmed Atlantic Salmon Virus linked to disease in Chinook
May 7 -- How Sealaska went from $35M in the red to $43M in the black
May 6 -- Young B.C. fishermen lobby Ottawa to change licence system
May 4 -- Young B.C. fishers instigate study on West Coast licence, quota system
May 4 -- Norovirus outbreaks linked to B.C. oysters a sign of water pollution, says shellfish group
May 2 -- Following harvest shortfall, Sitka contemplates a herring moratorium
May 2 -- Fishing organization honors late Peterburg diver
May 1 -- Subsistence fishing closed for King Salmon on the Stikine River near Wrangell


April 30 -- Metlakatla awarded $375,000 for shellfish aquaculture
April 30 -- Metlakatla to receive $375,000 towards shellfish industry through NDIT grant NCR
April 27 -- Masset boat ramp gets back in the groove
April 27 -- MP Nathan Cullen calls out Liberal government after Farmed salmon report  NCR
April 24 -- North Coast Innovation Lab releases results from community engagement sessions  NCR
April 24 -- Ghosts of the Salmon War of 1997 make for Trans Mountain narrative for the Legislature  NCR
April 23 -- Nathan Cullen to keep focus on salmon issues in Parliament  NCR
April 23 -- Togiak herring fishing gets windy start
April 20 -- Salmon fishery top of mind as Cullen returns to Parliament
April 20 -- MP Nathan Cullen talks salmon and riding tour
April 19 -- Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nations claim victory in fishing rights case
April 18 -- Razor clam closure from Wiah Point to Rose Spit
April 18 -- Kodiak jig fishermen explore other markets during poor cod season
April 17 -- BC Group looks to curtain salmon crisis
April 17 -- Kitimat council adjourns hearing on riverbank camping to April 30  (audio)
April 12 -- Sealaska dividends boosted by corporations' oil and zinc earnings
April 12 -- Opponents of Alaskan salmon ballot initiative raise over $2 million
April 12 -- Virus wipes out half the chum fry at hatchery
April 11 -- Fuel spotted where Western Commander sank
April 11 -- Fishing vessel that sunk in the Hecate Strait leaking fuel
April 10 -- Prince Rupert Fisherman passed away after fishing boat sinks
April 10 -- MLA's Rice and Ross exchange thoughts on fishery issues as Legislature resumes  NCR
April 9 -- Prince Rupert man dies after sinking of the Western Commander
April 9 -- Coast Guard Rescue three off fishing vessel sinking near Triple Island  NCR
April 6 -- Hatchery permit in Alaska's Baranof Warm Springs denied again
April 5 -- Queen Charlotte Wharf to be finished next week
April 5 -- Wrangell cancels it's 65 year old King Salmon Derby
April 4 -- Sitka herring fishery closes early, 8,300 tons short of quota
April 4 -- Southeast Alaska king salmon cuts hit commercial trollers, net fisheries (audio)
April 4 -- Fishing lake pumped for mine


March 31 -- Cullen says DFO meeting productive
March 31 -- New halibut restrictions will start April 1
March 30 -- Sealaska Corp. doubles April payout to shareholders
March 30 -- As Sitkans wait for roe, news of sickness from herring eggs in Canada
March 30 -- With Sitka herring too small and too few, many seiners head home
March 29 -- King salmon sport fishing shut down on Southeast's inside waters
March 29 -- Man charged with shooting at Alaskan herring boats
March 28 -- Stedman's sea otter resolution passes Senate
March 28 -- Alaska fleet catches a quarter of herring quota in non-competitive fishery
March 28 -- Cullen on DFO (video)
March 28 -- Cullen concerned about draft salmon harvest plans (audio)
March 28 -- Nathan Cullen updates themes on salmon season concerns for 2018 NCR
March 28 -- Ecotrust Canada lays out their agenda for the months to come on community initiatives  NCR
March 27 -- Herring fishery underway near Prince of Wales Island
March 27 -- Craig/Klawock herring fishery starts this week
March 27 -- Herring season arrives and as the fish rolls in, the trucks (and jobs) roll out  NCR
March 24 -- Halibut quota down 15 per cent in B.C. with more restrictions coming
March 23 -- Fishing Haida Gwaii: A salmon fisheries collapse is a terrifying thought
March 21 -- Icy conditions in the Skeena complicates eulachon fishing
March 21 -- Fishing Tourism concerns in the Northwest  (video)
March 19 -- Forum to examine politics behind Alaska's chinook conservation
March 19 -- On 2 hour notice: Sitka herring fleet opts for 'non-competitive' fishery 
March 19 -- Sitka Sound herring fishery goes on notice
March 17 -- MP Nathan Cullen joins the debate over DFO plans for summer fishing season  NCR
March 16 -- Skeena MLA Ross seeks government overview on Fish Farm issues  NCR
March 16 -- Prince Rupert seeks help on local fishery (video)
March 16 -- Cullen on the fishery (video)
March 16 -- Cullen calls for unity in facing difficult salmon season
March 16 -- We need to protect our wild coast salmon: MP
March 15 -- Salmon sorrows
March 15 -- Cullen calls for unit as the Northwest faces potentially bleak salmon season
March 15 -- DFO contemplating Full Fishing shutdown
March 15 -- Cullen demands better leadership over salmon crisis
March 15 -- City Council's letter for Fisheries Minister a call for equal treatment with Atlantic Canada  NCR
March 14 -- Sea otter resolution gets first hearing in Alaska Senate committee
March 14 -- Fishing concerns for the Northwest (video)
March 14 -- Prince Rupert council blames big companies for draining coastal B.C. fishing profits
March 14 -- DFO voices concern about 2018 salmon runs on B.C.'s North Coast
March 13 -- Trump tariffs could jack up Alaska boat prices (audio)
March 13 -- Salmon closures expected in northwest (video)
March 13 -- DFO examining the possibility of major North Coast salmon closures (audio)
March 13 -- DFO exploring major salmon closures on the North Coast
March 13 -- Port Edward Harbour Authority to receive federal money for abandoned vessel program  NCR
March 13 -- State requests federal disaster declaration for Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod fishery
March 12 -- Proposed Alaska capital budget includes money for hatchery near Petersburg
March 12 -- DFO contemplating sweeping North Coast salmon fishery closure
March 12 -- Fishing bans on sockeye, chinook a possibility
March 12 -- DFO's early warnings on 2018 season raise prospect of potential sockeye, chinook closures on the North Coast  NCR
March 9 -- Petersburg assembly joins call for increased sea otter harvest
March 8 -- Fishermen's network creates map of ocean floor to reduce bycatch
March 6 -- High pressure herring fishery becoming safer as new generation takes the helm
March 6 -- Issues of overfishing and habitat loss, make for themes for MLA Ross in Legislature address  NCR
March 6 -- Call from MLA for Legislature support for commercial fishermen in BC  NCR
March 5 -- DFO shuts down commercial herring fishery on Central Coast; cites reconciliation
March 5 -- Heiltsuk Nation applauds DFO decision to cancel Central Coast roe herring fishery
March 5 -- Social innovation the theme for Eco Trust's Prince Rupert presentation March 8th at NWCC   NCR
March 4 -- First nations opposing fish farms concerned over possible changes to fishery regulations
March 2 -- DFO shuts down fishery, citing First Nations reconciliation
March 2 -- Seeking an elusive, expensive catch: quotas
March 2 -- Skeena MLA reminds Legislature of importance of Aquaculture in BC  NCR
March 2 -- Commercial fishing makes for theme of latest Fish Notes in Legislature from MLA Rice  NCR


February 27 -- Jennifer Rice brings Fishery notes from weekend conference to Legislature discussion NCR
February 26 -- North Coast well represented at Fisheries conference in Vancouver  NCR
February 21 -- Alaska's Unuk River eulachon fishery closed again
February 21 -- A step toward good fish stories
February 21 -- Gulf of Alaska to receive fishery disaster recovery funds, unclear when
February 20 -- Sunken fishing vessel raised from Kitamaat Village docks
February 20 -- Klawock elder, grandson to accept halibut-hook award
February 16 -- Alaska offshore areas opened for king, Tanner crab in Southeast
February 16 -- Deep water release required for rockfish in Southeast Alaska 2020
February 16 -- Petersburg chamber cancels 2018 salmon derby
February 16 -- Alaska Board of Fisheries starts meetings off with crabs, shrimp, clams and squid regulations (audio)
February 14 -- Alaska Industry leaders say salmon initiative would hinder development
February 14 -- Alaska commercial fleet highlights economic impact of Sitka Sound herring catch (audio)
February 9 -- How four changes to the Fisheries Act may affect the North Coast
February 7 -- Big change announced for Ketchikan salmon derby
February 7 -- Federal Government introduces New Fisheries Act  NCR 
February 5 -- Breach of Commercial Prawn Fishery to cost McNeill Fishing Ltd. over $33,000 NCR
February 1 -- MP Cullen has concerns over Halibut discussions results  NCR
February 1 -- McNeill Fishing Ltd., not former president, charged with fishing violations


January 31 -- Nathan Cullen on Halibut Quota talks (video)
January 29 -- International Pacific Halibut Commission discussions fail to reach agreement on catch allocations for 2018  NCR
January 26 -- Longest salmon derby in Southeast Alaska limited to weekends, due to dwindling king numbers (audio)
January 26 -- Halibut commission disagrees on catch cuts
January 26 -- Alaskan Board extends personal use king crab permit region-wide, cuts bag limit (audio)
January 24 -- Outcome of Alaska Board of Fish decisions on Southeast salmon, herring
January 23 -- Board of Fish passes annual black cod limit for sport fishing
January 19 -- Haida Nation and Canada increase protection at the SGaan Kinghlas - Bowie Seamount Marine Protected area (DFO statement)
January 19 -- Conservation group worried about spill's impact on salmon habitat
January 19 -- Clean up continues along CN Line near New Hazelton following coal train derailment NCR
January 19 -- McNeill fined again for illegal fishing in Haida Gwaii waters
January 19 -- Board of fish navigates 'uncharted territory' for king salmon
January 18 -- Salmon seiner forfeits boat for creek robbing
January 18 -- Seiner fined, forfeits boat and gear for fishing in closed waters
January 17 -- Over 200 to testify on herring, salmon proposals at Board of Fish
January 17 -- Southeast Alaska squid fishery shot down
January 16 -- Board requires daily bag limits for subsistence shrimp harvest
January 16 -- Among 100+ proposals, Sitka's sac roe herring fishery a top issue
January 16 -- Testimony opens at Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka
January 15 -- Alaska Board votes down change in Southeast Dungeness crab season
January 15 -- Southeast Alaska fishermen seek relief from expanding sea otter population
January 15 -- February gathering in Steveston hopes to highlight careers and innovation in the BC Fishery  NCR
January 12 -- City looks to improve silt runoff from Wantage Road into salmon habitat
January 10 -- UFAWU identifies range of problems to be addressed for British Columbia fishery  NCR
January 5 -- Nathan Cullen's look ahead for 2018 (video)
January 5 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen Previews 2018
January 5 -- One Petersburg salmon cannery won't operate again in 2018
January 3 -- Sitka processor to open 'transformative' facility in Madison, Wisconsin

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