COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN

Yurok Tribe

The Yurok Tribe announced it is cancelling its commercial fishery for a third consecutive year due to a relatively low salmon abundance forecast for the fall of 2018. Dave Hillemeier, program director for Yurok Tribe Fisheries, spoke with KHSU about the recent announcement.

The Tribe is participating in the ongoing process to remove the lower four Klamath River dams, which are slated for decommissioning in the next couple of years. Those efforts, in concert with resolving water allocation issues and restoring habitat, are the most effective actions that can be taken to rebuild the Klamath salmon population.


Commercial Crab Season Set to Begin January 15

Jan 11, 2018
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Commercial crab season will open next week in Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte Counties. T

Master Food Preservers Joyce Houston and Jennifer Bell discuss the delights of canning your own delicious albacore tuna.

From the fishermen and the docks to your kitchen, Joyce and Jennifer share their knowledge of the tuna canning process. 


Jennifer Kalt / Humboldt Baykeeper

More than 4,200 people are employed in fishing and related businesses in Humboldt County, but the industry has been in decline for years. Humboldt State University is leading a team of researchers to work with fishing communities of Eureka and Shelter Cove to assess needs and develop recommendations to improve the sustainability of their ports.