Alaska: Strong forecasts, busy regulatory year ahead for fisheries

The coming year should prove a lucrative year for , even in the face of the doom and gloom surrounding the chinook salmon declines and a sketchy halibut situation. The largest volume fishery, pollock, and the most valuable fishery, salmon, both have positive forecasts and large projected harvests; escapements for Alaska’s iconic king salmon were largely achieved in 2014; and various regulatory bodies have a full schedule to deal with both hurting and flourishing stocks. Read the rest here 16:01