This Week's Fish News

January 20, 2023

For those of you with deckhands, 1099s must be postmarked by January 31!

Sunny Rice talks Alaska Sea Grant, fisheries, invasive species, and new projects on the horizon. If you don't know Sunny and the Sea Grant program, you're missing out!

The Alaska Mariculture Cluster recently received $49 million from the feds. Here's how they plan to spend it

The crash of Bering Sea crab stocks is threatening Pribilof Island’s emergency medical services. The city relies heavily on tax revenue from the crab fisheries and without that funding, the city will run out of money for emergency services by the end of the month. That's a pretty scary thought. 

OBI and Silver Bay Seafoods were awarded the USDA's $8 million pink salmon contract, which totaled 182,960 pounds of salmon products.

NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Region has appointed a new Tribal Relations Coordinator, Amilee Wilson, to "foster understanding of tribal perspectives and improve working relationships and trust between agency staff and Alaska Native communities." FEMA set a pretty low bar for this with their botched translations... sure hope NOAA can do better!

This week's Alaska Fisheries Report: "KMXT’s Kirsten Dobroth on the Tanner crab stand down, Senator Murkowski says fishery disaster money flows too slowly, the trials of a cucumber fisherman, and what will the Mariculture Cluster do with the money?"