Alaska longline fishing boats or longliners are responsible for bringing some of the most popular seafood in the United States to market. Longliners are named after the fishing gear that they deploy to target Pacific halibut and Black cod or sablefish. The fishing gear used by longliners is normally composed of 100 fathom (600 foot […]
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced its list of America’s eleven most endangered historic places and the Kake Cannery in Alaska was included in the list. This list is published by the Trust to spotlight important examples of our national heritage that are at risk of destruction. Kake Cannery held a significant role in […]
Blue North Fisheries is company operating a fleet of head and gut freezer longliners in the Gulf of Mexico and Bering Sea. The company harvests and processes Pacific Cod, Black Cod or Sablefish, Alaska Pollock and Turbot with these vessels using hook and line equipment. Recenty, Blue North announced a new build program for a […]
Here are a few photographs of Alaska Commercial Fishing Vessels. Vessels pictured include purse seiners, fish tenders, gillnetters, longliners and power trollers.
Proper use of plug cut herring is a fishing technique will improve your salmon angling success, especially compared to use of whole baits. A technique available for successful salmon fishing in the Northwest United States and Alaska is the use of plug cut herring as bait. Plug cut herring consistently fish better than whole baits, […]
In a world of acronyms, IUU should be of interest to many Alaskans. The letters that stand for Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated and IUU fishing represents a grave concern to those working to maintain sustainable fisheries in Alaska. Fish taken by vessels engaged in IUU undermine stocks available for properly regulated fishermen. Every two years […]