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#08-13-2013 - ComFish News Roundup

Kodiak: Fleet Harvesting a Million-Plus Pinks Per Day
Aug 12, 2013
Jay Barrett/KMXT
The pink salmon harvest took a big jump on Friday, with the local fleet delivering 1,737,994 salmon, which was about a million more fish than the day before. Alaska Department of Fish and Game figures show the hot streak continued over the weekend, with another million pinks netted Saturday, and 1.2-million more on Sunday. That brings the cumulative humpy harvest this season in the Kodiak Management Area to...

2:20 PM MON AUGUST 12, 2013
Good Silver Fishing in the Nushagak District
The coho run to the Nushagak River is coming in stronger than anticipated resulting in liberalized fishing time for commercial fishermen and an increased bag limit for sport fishermen. The escapement goal for coho to the Nushagak River is between 60-thousand to 120-thousand fish. That goal has been exceeded with 169-thousand coho counted as...

Regulatory proposals, volumes for Cook Inlet fish
Bow hunting and northern pike fishery among the 394 pages
Posted: August 11, 2013 - 8:02pm  |  Updated: August 12, 2013 - 8:35am
By Rashah McChesney
Peninsula Clarion
Dave Lyon, of Homer, wants to catch fish using a bow and arrow in Cook Inlet saltwater. Brent Johnson, a setnetter who fishes South of Clam Gulch, wants setnetters to be able to use Selective Harvest Modules — essentially a seine and lead designed to release king salmon alive — in lieu of their typical gillnet gear.The Kenai River Sportfishing Association submitted several proposals including one that....

Can hatchery-raised king crabs survive in waters off Kodiak?
Suzanna Caldwell
August 12, 2013
In a few weeks, thousands of baby red king crabs, each no larger than half a pinky fingernail, will make their way into the waters off of Kodiak Island, months after their births in the carefully regulated tanks of a local laboratory.....

Longtime fisherman gives insight on salmon decline
Posted: August 12, 2013 - 9:06am
By Roy Huhndorf
I have spent most of my 73 years as a sports fisherman, having fished the Kenai River and the salt waters of lower Cook Inlet since the early 1960’s. Therefore, I read with keen interest the articles and letters that appear in your paper discussing the decline of the King Salmon. There are several reasons given and some no doubt contribute to the reduction in their...

10:23 AM MON AUGUST 12, 2013
The Dillingham All-Tide Dock is Partially Reopened
The large all-tide dock in Dillingham has been partially reopened after been closed last Thursday due to damage. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.....

The Myth of Over-Escapement in the Fisheries?
Posted: August 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm
There are a few hot-button topics in local fisheries, and one is the fear that red salmon have over-escaped this year, diminishing future returns. Commercial fishermen content that one run of fish (sockeye) shouldn’t be sacrificed for another (kings)....

Chinooks’ Cod Dish Fails to win Great American Cook-off in New Orleans
AUGUST 13, 2013 12:04 AM
Kevin Lane, the Master Chef at Chinooks Restaurant, whose dish came out on top at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Great Alaska Seafood Cook-off in Anchorage, May 8th, didn’t fare quite as well at the 2013 American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans last week. Competing against 16 other master chefs from coastal states throughout the U.S., the black cod dish created by Chinooks Master Chef Kevin Lane, lost to a Southern Ni├žoise Salad, based on the French salad that included tomatoes, tuna, black olives, garlic, anchovies, green beans, onions and....

Want fishery observers out of your bunks? Boats needed to test EMS!
August 12, 2013
Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard Alaska’s long line fleet of roughly 15-hundred boats. Managers want a better idea of what’s coming up on those miles of hooks and lines, no matter what the vessel size......

August 13, 2013
Fish supplies hurting whale watch ventures
By Sean Horgan
Staff Writer
There are more signs that it’s not just commercial fishermen who have felt the bite of declining and shifting fish stocks in and around the waters of Gloucester and Cape Ann. The same is true for many of the sea-going adventure businesses that ply their trade out of Gloucester Harbor. You only have to go back to your elementary school maritime food-chain lessons to know that fish and whales go....