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  1. Fish Factor: Hot halibut permits, Chuitna, Seafood Symphony hat trickRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it's been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in nearly all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a decade.


  2. Board of Fisheries keeps Southeast herring status quoRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    In addition to typical family squabbles over commercial salmon harvests, the Alaska Board of Fisheries had a full helping of subsistence matters to oversee during its meeting in Sitka for Southeast Alaska finfish, the bulk of which the board rejected to keep fisheries steady. The board held its lengthiest discussions for the proposals involving Southeast herring.


  3. Fish Factor: a busy year for permits; fish for Lent; crabby gym gearRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. "I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling - it wasn't just one thing," said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg.


  4. After interview flap, Maw in, Johnstone out on Board of FisheriesRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Karl Johnstone resigned from the Board of Fisheries Jan. 20 after Gov. Bill Walker told him he would not be nominated for a third term. Johnstone, who was chair of the board, was replaced by Walker with Roland Maw of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association.


  5. Fish Factor: Some hopeful signs in halibut; salmon prices dip from a 13Read the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Pacific halibut stock appears to be rising from the ashes and that bodes well for catches in some fishing regions next year. It would turn the tide of a decades-long decline that has caused halibut catches to be slashed by more than 70 percent in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.


  6. Fish Factor: a Meeting seasona underway with halibut, fish board, councilRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    It's the time of year when Alaska's fishery meetings kick into high gear - with five set for this week alone. The industry got a first glimpse of potential 2015 halibut catches when the International Pacific Halibut Commission convenes Dec. 2-3 in Seattle.


  7. Even after restrictions, charter halibut catch exceeds limitsRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The 2014 charter halibut catch exceeded the allocations in both Southeast and Southcentral despite projections last winter that the management measures would keep anglers within the limits for each area. Total charter removals, which includes release mortality for certain fish, are estimated at 875,572 pounds of halibut in Southeast, or Area 2C, and 2.17 million pounds in Southcentral, or Area 3A.


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