The Inter-Cooperative Exchange, an Alaskan crab fishing cooperative, has filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to compel the National Marine Fisheries Service to release records related to how a NMFS employee interpreted an arbitration standard used by the NMFS to resolve disputes over the price paid for crab caught by ICE members… Read More
Experts at Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, Washington rolled out a preliminary report on the 2018 Alaska fishing season, one that will go down in the books as a historically low catch at historically high value… Read More
The results of a recently released study of Newfoundland’s snow crab fishery by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans have prompted the department to move to a “precautionary approach” toward the fishery. The six-year study revealed that even as the total number of snow crab declined in recent years, exploitation rates have gone up in some areas …
Photo courtesy of FFAW-Unifor… Read More
Commercial shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico for September were up sharply from last year but lagged well behind the region’s historic average for the month, according to a release from the Southern Shrimp Alliance.
Last month, shrimpers harvested 10.3 million pounds, up 3 million pounds from last year. However… Read More
Next year’s pollock catch in the Western and Central Gulf of Alaska will drop substantially, according to the new catch limits for Gulf of Alaska species which are slated to be adopted by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council… Read More