After a difficult year, Alaska's salmon industry is back

Jul 28, 2021
Last year, Alaska's sockeye salmon industry suffered from a worker shortage. This year, salmon are plentiful and selling at robust prices.
In 2020, salmon processors didn’t have enough people to cut, package and ship fish, so they bought less. In turn, fewer salmon were harvested. This year, biologists are forecasting a record run.
Emily Schwing

Fishing industry says offshore wind projects could sink its business

Jul 5, 2021
Commercial vessels say they may need to quit some areas altogether as turbines are constructed.
Scallop bags from the Furious are offloaded and weighed at the Gambardella warehouse on the Stonington Town Dock.
Harriet Jones

Can American seafood survive the COVID-19 tidal wave?

May 6, 2020
The seafood industry has long relied on the export market and food service to keep it afloat.
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Commercial fishers struggle to find customers amid COVID-19 closures

Apr 7, 2020
Fishers scramble to find new markets as its traditional markets close.
Commercial fisherman David Haworth stands on a dock in San Diego's Tuna Harbor, March 18, 2020. Haworth is exploring ways to sell fish directly to consumers as his restaurant market has shut down in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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For small commercial fishermen in Alaska, the business can be boom or bust

Aug 22, 2018
Why one fisherman in Alaska won't leave the industry, despite the ups and downs.
Salmon fishermen hauling in salmon on July 1, 2015 in Newtok, Alaska.
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Cornwall's fishermen face up to post-Brexit realities

Nov 16, 2017
People working out of Britain's largest fishing port wonder what lies ahead.
“There are more foreign boats working in our waters than U.K. boats at the moment,” says Dave Stevens, skipper of the Crystal Sea trawler.
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In the catfish economy, things are hopeful

Jun 21, 2017
Correcting trade balances is good for business and the country, says catfish farmer Townsend Kyser.
Townsend Kyser says economic optimism translates into more people eating out, which boosts his business.
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California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them

Jun 19, 2017
Environmentalists in Morro Bay focus on getting fishermen back in the water with more sustainable practices.
Fish populations are tracked using data collected by fishermen working with the Morro Bay Community Quota Fund.
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Illegal fisherman are trawling the GDP in Sierra Leone

Jun 2, 2016
Unreported and unregulated fishing is threatening Sierra Leone's local economy.

Salmon runs hit records, even as drought threatens future

Oct 22, 2014
Salmon are returning to the Columbia River at levels not seen in nearly a century.