Tag Archives: Kodiak fishermen

Kodiak fishermen share thoughts on the biggest fishing challenges

“I think finding crew from the younger generation. I was the only person in my highschool that was or wanted to be a fisherman.”  “Well the coastal communities are not the vibrant, economically prosperous communities there were prior to limited entries, IFQ’s and rationalization . Whatever the solution is we need to provide a way for the young people in these communities to integrate into the fisheries and make a living.” Read the rest here 20:29

Kodiak Fishermen Target A Niche Consumer Market

Small boat fishermen out of Kodiak have found a premium market for their catch, based on the idea of buying local. The jig fishery uses gear as light as ten pounds, and is open to anyone who buys a permit. A number of restaurants are willing to pay more for fish caught that way. Listen to the report  09:52

Alaska’s 2013 First Runs of Reds & Kings

By LAINE WELCH – SitNews – It might still feel like winter in some parts of the state but Alaska’s 2013 salmon season will officially get underway on May 16, when the first runs of reds and kings are scheduled to arrive at Copper River.   The season’s first fish will attract the usual media hoopla – helicopters whisking salmon from the fishing grounds to awaiting planes, ready to fly them to eager restaurateurs and retailers in Seattle,,,,,continued