Copper River Salmon Fishery Brings Season’s First Catches, Camaraderie — and Hope

After last year’s weak run and uncertainty from the pandemic, one of Alaska’s best-known fisheries is underway with a prevailing sense of optimism.

Alaska Sea Grant Lands Gift to Boost Commercial Seafood Harvesters

February 16, 2021 Ann Gore, Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a $450,000 donation from Northwest Farm Credit Services to fund several programs that support Alaska’s commercial seafood harvesters.

Alaska Now to Offer Vaccines to Non-Resident Seafood Industry Workers Buffeted by COVID-19 Outbreaks

Alaska officials will allow seafood industry workers from other states equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a policy shift made Wednesday in the aftermath of outbreaks that flared in plants and offshore processing ships.

Peter Pan Deal Increases Alaskan Fisheries Ownership

One of Alaska’s largest fish processors is officially back home as part of a deal that makes it a “vertically integrated global seafood company,” according to the new owners.

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Fish Landing Tax

Alaska’s Supreme Court is weighing the legality of a raw fish tax that has pumped at least $ 25 million into coastal communities over the past five years. But a lawsuit filed by a Washington-based seafood company could change that.