Tag Archives: Oregon and California

Washington again delays commercial crabbing on south coast

dungenesscrabCommercial crab fishing continues to be delayed on a portion of Washington’s southern coast. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that tests show crabs from the area are safe to eat. But the agency decided with Oregon and California to delay crabbing there to prevent too many crabbers from overwhelming the small area. Read the article here 20:42

REFI Act will support West Coast fishing jobs

t’s no secret that the health of our coastal communities is dependent of the success of local fishermen and the jobs they create. In my district of Southwest Washington and all along the West Coast, the groundfish fleet and the 3,000 jobs it supports are centrally important. But fishermen off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California are struggling to sustain their businesses, due in large part to unnecessary regulatory and financial burdens. Read more here  07:01

West Coast senators try to preempt Pebble Mine in Alaska

Senators from Washington, Oregon and California, in a letter to President Obama, are seeking to preempt a huge proposed mining project in Alaska that would be located between two prime salmon spawning streams of North America’s premier commercial and sport salmon fishery. [email protected] chronicle

Powerhouse Bristol Bay, Alaska salmon fishery produces $1.5 billion in value-Accounts for nearly 20% of total value of all US Seafood exports, according to new report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 9, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — The Bristol Bay, Alaska commercial salmon fishery is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery and in total produces an astounding annual value of $1.5 billion, according to a new report, continued