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(Newser) – In between Alaska and Russia, in the middle of the Bering Sea, lie the Pribilof Islands, which the fishing vessel Destination was navigating around in the early morning of Feb. 11, 2017. At some point, however, the boat vanished, along with its crabbing crew of six—a mystery Stephanie May ...
There was also huge potential to produce surimi domestically from pollock in the Bering Sea. But first, the state's fisheries would have come on board. Lanier visited Alaska to talk about the possibility. Surimi didn't get a warm reception. Tyre Lanier says fish bologna also didn't work out. So he turned to ...

The Bering Sea had the lowest sea ice extent yet on record this year, due in part to an anomalously strong flow of air and water from the south that kept water temperatures high enough to prevent a thick ice pack from forming. One can easily see the swirls of clouds associated with storm systems crossing ...
According to the scientists, the number of zooplankton in the Bering Sea is still at a relatively low level this year. However, it will not significantly limit migration of pollock to the Russian waters in the spring-summer period, fishery researchers believe. Acoustic and bottom trawl surveys carried out between ...
The Bering Sea is one of the deadliest places on the planet. But for the fishermen who harvest crab there every winter, their work had steadily been getting safer—they hadn't lost a boat in a decade. That all changed on February 11, 2017, when the 110-foot Destination disappeared off the coast of Alaska ...
Alaska Bering Sea Snow Crab Wraps Up Scratchy Season; Quota is Uncertain for Next Year SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with ... I'm Laine Welch – The season's last delivery of snow crab is expected any day, wrapping up the 2017/2018 Bering Sea crab season until the fall. It was a mixed bag for ...

ESPN landed the top spot in the Friday cable ratings this week, with its live broadcast of the New Orleans vs Cleveland NBA game, which scored a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.49 million viewers. The network's broadcast of the later game between the LA Clippers and Portland landed fairly high in the ...
Shawn “Mr. Gold” Pomrenke is back, but he already has competition in Discovery's Bering Sea Gold Season 10 premiere tonight. Mr. Gold isn't worried, despite the 600-ton Myrtle Irene from newcoming Ken Kerr ready to give him a run for his money. Why would he be, when he is consistently on the top?
What does the Bering Sea sound like? Scientists are recording the sounds of the sea, listening to determine if/how the sounds change over time. For five years, Ricardo Antunes, a conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, has been positioning small recording devices encased ...
As more areas are tapped out in the Bering Sea, it is becoming more difficult for dredge captains to find the elusive gold deposits that could make them rich. On this season of Bering Sea Gold, there will be both old and new faces competing to find the most gold. The captains and their crews will hold nothing ...
On tap for this week's edition of 'Renewed and Returning' are new seasons of series on Discovery, Bravo, ITV and HGTV. Discovery, Inc. flagship network Discovery Channel is slated to dive in with the Alaska mining crew on Bering Sea Gold for a new season beginning March 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
In 2008, Steve Burgess floated his Land Rover across the Bering Sea. He stripped that vehicle down to the essentials, strapped on some floats and an engine propeller, and crossed. Of course, it took weeks for him to make the 56-mile voyage due to extremely harsh weather. SCG released the very docile ...
Discovery Channel's hit series BERING SEA GOLD is back, and this summer mining season brings the heat and the highest gold totals in series history. Shawn, Emily, Kris and George are ready to take on the new “wild west” waters of Nome, Alaska, but they face their fiercest competitor yet: duo Ken Kerr ...
Joar Ulsom of Norway has won the world's most famous sled dog race after a grueling dash across Alaska's rough terrain. After nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), Ulsom came off the Bering Sea ice just outside Nome and ran the last few blocks as a crowd cheered him on. He becomes the third person ...
Unprecedented warm weather in the Arctic has led to record-breaking low levels of winter sea ice in the Bering Sea, scientists have revealed. In February, Arctic temperatures soared more than 30C higher than average for the time of year, triggering melting in the Bering Sea that saw half its ice disappear in ...
Bering Sea mix-up: Leifseth Ulsom grabs Iditarod lead when Petit veers off trail. pencil Author: Tegan Hanlon. , Kyle Hopkins. clock Updated: March 13; calendar Published March 12. Share on Facebook Facebook. Share on Twitter Twitter. Share via Email Email. Share on Tumblr Tumblr. Share on Reddit ...
ANCHORAGE — Battling a blizzard on the Bering Sea ice, a native of France on Monday lost the trail and with it, the lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. Now, Nic Petit and two other mushers are essentially dead even with only 170 miles left in the nearly thousand mile race across the Alaska wilderness ...

Unprecedented warm weather in the Arctic has led to record-breaking low levels of winter sea ice in the Bering Sea, scientists have revealed. In February, Arctic temperatures soared more than 30C higher than average for the time of year, triggering melting in the Bering Sea that saw half its ice disappear in ...
Nicolas Petit left the coastal checkpoint of Shaktoolik (mile 777) at 1:09 a.m. today with a 2 hour, 34 minute lead on second-place Mitch Seavey. But Petit soon chose to rest about 15 miles down the trail. Seavey and Norwegian Joar Leifseth Ulsom closed the gap. Before long it was Seavey's turn to rest as ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Temperatures in some parts of Western Alaska have reached more than 40 degrees above normal this winter, causing waves to encroach on coasts that are usually covered by sea ice. Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday that social media posts last week showed open ...
He said the Bering Sea is currently at the lowest level in 40 years. "You have warm air running over record warm water," Brettschneider said. "It's really hard to get sea ice to form in that situation." Brettschneider said he wouldn't be surprised if sea ice levels are significantly higher next year. But he said the ...
Representatives of AVCP met last year with federal officials to urge them to withdraw the Bering Sea from the five-year oil and gas leasing program, citing impacts to both subsistence and commercial fishing in the region's communities, including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. AVCP has also requested that ...
AK Bering Sea Crabbers Launch Search for New Executive Director SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 21, 2018 AK Bering Sea Crabbers Launch Search for New Executive Director The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers (ABSC) announced late yesterday they will be accepting applications for a ...
Experts from around the state gathered in Nome to discuss marine mammals and how multiple entities can respond to different types of emergencies that may happen in the Bering Sea. Mandy Migura with the National Marine Fisheries Service was one of the presenters at a “Strait Science” talk hosted at ...
In just eight days in mid-February, nearly a third of the sea ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast disappeared. That kind of ice loss and the changing climate as the planet warms is affecting the lives of the people who live along the coast. At a time when the sea ice should be growing toward its ...
These traditional subsistence practices are vital to the culture and economy of the region, alongside commercial fishing. Oil and gas activities will jeopardize local people's ability to secure subsistence food and commercial harvests, and would add ecological stressors on the Bering Sea alongside those ...
He's trying to do something that's never been done here: listen in on the Bering Sea. The recorders pick up everything in the water, from whales and walrus, to passing ships. “We wanted to monitor the current levels, what we call the baseline levels: how are things at the moment? So that we can compare ...
Meanwhile, The Discovery Channel's “Bering Sea Gold” was able to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4 this time around, with 1.39 million viewers. Also on the Discovery Channel, “Gold Rush: Parker's Trail” held steady with yet another 0.4. However, HBO's “Real Time with Bill Maher” broke its ...
A lack of sea ice around the western edge of Alaska leaves the coastline open to the battering energy of storms rolling in from the Bering Sea. “The sea ice along the coast really protects the shoreline,” Brettschneider said. “So when you lose that ice, (the land) becomes highly susceptible to severe erosion.”.
Not coincidentally, Arctic sea ice is at record low levels, with a freak disappearance of ice off the western coast of Alaska, between Alaska and Russia. This vanishing of sea ice in the Bering Sea is exposing coastal communities in Alaska to storm surge flooding from typically fierce winter storms, particularly ...
A lack of sea ice around the western edge of Alaska leaves the coastline open to the battering energy of storms rolling in from the Bering Sea. “The sea ice along the coast really protects the shoreline,” Brettschneider said. “So when you lose that ice, (the land) becomes highly susceptible to severe erosion.”.
AK Bering Sea Crabbers Launch Search for New Executive Director SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 21, 2018 AK Bering Sea Crabbers Launch Search for New Executive Director The Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers (ABSC) announced late yesterday they will be accepting applications for a ...
Renner studies eight different common murre colonies from the Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea. Now that water temperatures have returned to a somewhat normal state, she said she's seeing some changes. “We are not seeing unusually high numbers of birds washing up on beaches anymore,” she said.
Experts from around the state gathered in Nome to discuss marine mammals and how multiple entities can respond to different types of emergencies that may happen in the Bering Sea. Mandy Migura with the National Marine Fisheries Service was one of the presenters at a “Strait Science” talk hosted at ...
The National Weather Service released this image to show how Washington was colder than the Bering Sea Monday morning, Feb. 19, 2018. (National Weather Service). The National Weather Service reports that clouds and some wind prevented the region from getting as frigid as it could have been, but ...
This should not be happening: a dramatic wintertime decline in sea ice in the Bering Sea between Feb. 6-16. Darker blue colors show areas with the lowest sea ice concentrations. One hundred percent ice coverage (and snow as well) is shown in white. Western Alaska is at the bottom, the Aleutians to the ...
“The pattern seen in previous months continued, with below-average extent in the Barents and Kara Seas, as well as within the Bering Sea,” the report added. The experts said this year's data suggested the situation in the Antarctic was also worrying. “In the southern hemisphere, after January 11 sea ice ...
In just eight days in mid-February, nearly a third of the sea ice covering the Bering Sea off Alaska's west coast disappeared. That kind of ice loss and the changing climate as the planet warms is affecting the lives of the people who live along the coast. At a time when the sea ice should be growing toward its ...
The Bering Sea federal trawl cod fishery closed in what may be record time on Feb. 11, just 22 days after the Jan. 20 opener, according to National Marine Fisheries Service Biologist Krista Milani in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. "I wouldn't be surprised if it's the shortest ever," and certainly for as long as she's ...
The Bering Sea federal trawl cod fishery closed in what may be record time on Feb. 11, just 22 days after the Jan. 20 opener, according to National Marine Fisheries Service Biologist Krista Milani in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. "I wouldn't be surprised if it's the shortest ever," and certainly for as long as she's ...
Frank Kelty is the mayor of the Unalaska, a tiny town is on an island sandwiched between the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska, near some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Kelty has been there for 45 years, and lately, he's seen a lot of changes. “We've had a huge increase in humpback whales ...
Most northern fur seals breed on islands in the Bering Sea during the summer and embark on an eight-month-long journey to the North Pacific Ocean to forage for food in November and December of each year. For unexplained reasons, seal births have been declining there since the late 1970s, prompting ...
Bering Sea Snow Crab Season Half Over, Tanner Crab TAC is 82% Landed Bering Sea Snow Crab Season Half Over, Tanner Crab TAC is 82% Landed SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - February 12, 2018 After an unsteady start on snow (opilio) crab in the Bering Sea, the fleet passed a halfway ...
SEATTLE -- This Sunday marks one year since the Destination, a Seattle-based fishing boat, sank in the Bering Sea. Six families are still waiting to know what went wrong. “I wait for him to call, I dream that he's calling me,” Gayle Andrew said. “I hear his voice all the time.” Andrew's son Darrik Seibold was one of the six ...
In terms of re-certified crab fisheries, Bristol Bay red king crab, St. Matthew Island blue king crab, and the Eastern Bering Sea snow crab all completed the assessment process successfully. ASMI's RFM model is based on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations code and guidelines for ...
The Trident Seafoods plant in Saint Paul was busy all last week with as many as five big crabbers lined up to deliver tanner (bairdi) and snow (opilio) crab. Deliveries to Akutan and Dutch Harbor began picking up late last week. As of yesterday, more than 5.4 million pounds of Bering Sea snow crab had ...
The US and Russia have proposed a voluntary two-way route system for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. A US Coast Guard (USCG) press release said the two countries have made the recommendation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in response to increased Arctic ...
In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the U.S. and Russia have proposed a system of two-way routes for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea. The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the IMO to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary areas. Located ...
“The minimum summer sea-ice coverage record was broken again in 2012, furthering interest in natural resource exploration in the Arctic, as well as commercial and recreational use of the Bering Sea and Bering Strait as the main access route to or from Arctic waters,” the proposal stated. “This interest has ...
The northern fur seal generally ranges from Alaska to Japan to California, though their main breeding grounds are in the Bering Sea. They are considered a depleted species, the aquarium said, due to a decrease in prey, sensitivity to a changing ocean environment and entaglements. The predicament this ...


 

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