While the Copper River District is still closed to commercial and sport salmon fishing, and is on par to have its second-worst season in a half century, other districts in Alaska are delivering more encouraging numbers… Read More
More than 70 percent of the fish processing plants recently inspected by the Canadian Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy were found out of compliance with environmental regulations.
The ministry carried out an audit of more than 30 fish processing plants in response to public outcry over a video showing an open pipe spewing bloody fluid from a fish processing plant into the Salish Sea in British Columbia, Canada. The video… Read More
Although Alaskan state biologists predicted a harvest of more than a million sockeye salmon from the Copper River this season, only around 25,000 sockeye were commercially harvested in in May, with 7,000 king salmon being harvested during the same period… Read More
The United States Coast Guard on 23 June detained a Chinese fishing vessel it suspected of illegal fishing, in international waters about 860 nautical miles off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.
A coast guard Kodiak C-130 aircraft initially spotted the ship during a routine patrol. Chinese Coast Guard officials were also involved in the operation and boarded with the USCG.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the captain of the Run Da admitted… Read More
A study by the McDowell Group indicates that Alaska’s seafood industry lacks diversification, and that any drop-off in production of one particular species could deal a severe blow to the state’s economy… Read More
A new study from fisheries expert Ray Hilborn compares the environmental impact of various forms of animal husbandry.
The study, which appeared in “Frontiers in Ecology and The Environment,” is an all-encompassing look on how animal protein production affects the environment.
“From the consumers' standpoint, choice matters. If you’re an environmentalist, what you eat makes a difference,” Hilborn said. “We… Read More
Alaska Governor Bill Walker has called for a tripling of seafood exports from his state to China “as soon as possible.”
China, which has already been the state’s largest export partner for the last seven years, imported USD 800 million (EUR 680 million) of Alaska seafood in… Read More
Red carpets and Alaskan Airlines Boeing jets painted with sockeye salmon livery welcomed the first shipment of Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, U.S.A. to Seattle’s Tacoma International Airport last week.
Prices for Copper River salmon are expected to… Read More