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.

Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster. Commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since the year 2000, according to the state Department of Labor. Driven primarily by an increased salmon harvest, notably from the record run of pinks, fishing jobs grew by nearly 2.5 per cent last year. That brought the annual monthly average to 8,400 jobs, just 400 shy of the record over a decade ago.

Dongwon’s food and beverages division Dongwon F&B and US subsidiary Starkist will own a combined 12.5% in Silver Bay Seafoods, the Alaskan seafood company has just announced.

Earlier today, the South Korean conglomerate Dongwon announced that it had signed a deal to invest in Silver Bay, a fishermen-owned processing company headquartered in Sitka, Alaska.

US pollock sellers and, to some extent, European buyers are anticipating higher prices for next A season, but the currency situation and cheap stocks of double frozen pollock are counting against a big hike.

Seafood harvesting employment in Alaska is on the rise.

A new report in the November edition of state Labor Department publication Alaska Economic Trends says monthly employment in Alaska's seafood harvesting sector in 2013 grew by 2.4 percent, a level not seen since 2000.

A nice new video from ADFG about the genetic sampling and analysis done in support of the Bristol Bay fishery.

Norton Sound Seafood Products paid out more than $4 million to 212 fishermen so far for the 2014 fishing season. This new payout is double the rate seven years ago when $2 million was paid to 120 fishermen.