Commercial Fishing

Eastside Districts Open Monday Morning

Jun 3, 2013
Celeste Novak

The 2013 commercial salmon fishery in Bristol Bay officially opens up this morning at 9am in the eastside districts.

Injured fisherman can now receive up to 10 thousand dollars to cover emergency healthcare costs through the state’s Alaska Fishermen's Fund.

The legislature boosted the maximum benefit in 2010 from $2,50o to $10,000. Velma Thomas with the Alaska Department of Labor says many fishermen have not learned about the changes in the program or how to take advantage of it.

The Fishermen's Economic Opportunities will be back next summer.  Have a great off-season!

 

Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay

An organization formed to advocate for the commercial fishing industry in Bristol Bay has sent a letter to President Obama asking him to ensure that the EPA quickly wraps up its work to finalize the "Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment".

Fairly Stable Permit Values for Bristol Bay

Feb 20, 2013
Sailing for Salmon Exhibit

The value of set and drift permits in Bristol Bay remains fairly stable according to the latest data from the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission.

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