The Bering Sea red king crab fleet finished catching 10 million pounds of quota last week — and they’re facing some lackluster prices as the crab goes to market. It could be due to higher catch limits in Alaska and Russia.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Opens Public Consultation on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Conformance Criteria, (Version 1.2), September 2011

The 60-Day Public Comment Period is now open through Monday, February 3rd!

The BBRSDA is tasked with increasing the value of Bristol Bay sockeye and has contracted with McDowell Group, Inc. to produce bi-annual sockeye market reports. These reports provide Bristol Bay fishermen with a comprehensive understanding of current market conditions for sockeye, and contextualize these findings against the broader salmon market.

About 8 years ago, my wife Patty and I were in line at the Home Team Harvest event at the Tacoma Mall to drop off a check when we started talking about how great it would be if United Catcher Boats would participate in an "organization wide" fundraiser for Northwest Harvest, centered around KING 5's Home Team Harvest event.

The Bering Sea red king crab fleet finished catching 10 million pounds of quota last week -- and they're facing some lackluster prices as the crab goes to market. It could be due to higher catch limits in Alaska and Russia.

The preliminary guideline harvest level is 8,712 tons. That’s low by recent standards — it would be the lowest level since 2003. And it’s about half of last year’s target, which was 16,333 tons.

It was a quick trip for the crew on the Adventure as they brought in the last of their red king crab quota to Dutch Harbor.

“Two hundred forty-seven pots in two days,” said Jim Wilson, who serves as captain. “We probably have 75,000 pounds of red king crab.”

Longtime Unisea president Terry Shaff died unexpectedly on Nov. 14.

In 2013, it was announced Tom Enlow would take over from Shaff, at a then unspecified date. Enlow has now taken over as the top executive of Unisea, Chris Plaisance, vice president of human resources for Unisea, confirmed.

Naval architect Jensen Maritime and shipbuilder Vigor will unveil designs for a new 352ft fishing vessel at the Pacific Maritime Expo next week.

The design is scalable and can be adapted to meet the needs of any of the fleets in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Total run forecast at 54 million sockeye.