Uncategorized

Southeast hatcheries struggle after low pink salmon returns

SITKA, ALASKA While low fish returns are tough on fishermen, they’re also tough on hatcheries, which generate a significant portion of their revenues from “cost recovery”—or harvesting and selling some of their adult fish returns. Southeast’s regional non-profit hatcheries can weather low fish returns because they receive some income from the state’s salmon enhancement tax, (SET) which fishermen pay on all fish caught. But non-regional non-profit hatcheries don’t receive the SET tax so without a cost recovery harvest, they have a much harder time making ends meet.
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Senators cut domestic violence prevention funding

09-IMG_5619
Last week (Thursday, 3-26-15), a Senate subcommittee proposed zeroing out all funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs across the state. Among the organizations that would be affected is Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) Sitka’s women’s shelter, which also leads prevention programs for teens and kids. more

Raven Rave: Celia Lubin

14_CeliaLubin
Celia Lubin keeps Raven Radio going loud and clear, and so can you. Become a member or renew your membership here! more