The Board of Fisheries considered limiting the gillnet size in Norton Sound’s Subdistrict 1, eventually deciding against it, and passed all 6 Arctic proposals.
Commercial fishermen at Alaska’s northernmost salmon fishery caught more than 300,000 pounds of chum salmon, pocketing over $800,000.
Western Alaska is in midst of one of the best salmon runs in decades, and that means fishermen are catching record numbers of chum.
This winter’s commercial king crab harvest broke a new record with nearly 100,000 pounds harvested from Norton Sound. To put that in perspective, the previous record was 62,000 pounds in 2013.
Commercial salmon values were at record highs across Norton Sound this summer.
Area fishermen will be about to catch 12 percent of 3.2 million pounds of harvestable red king crab this summer.
In Monday’s News: 26-year-old Jillian Burton killed in accident in Dillingham; Heavy rain and high water takes out fish counting weirs in Nome subdistrict; King salmon…
In Friday’s news: Bering Strait/Norton Sound healthcare providers discuss local implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling; Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska’s Congressional delegation react to…