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Fish Factor: Indicators point to low salmon prices
Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. “I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling – it wasn’t just one thing,” said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg. “We had a lot of Dungeness crab permits, charter halibut permits, salmon and shrimp permits, sea cucumbers, and then wha...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Science backs shellfish romance claims
Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as romantic meals on Feb. 14, one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants.  In a national survey by Harris Interactive, chefs called lobster an “exotic delicacy that results in an intimate moment because it is hand-held and shareable.” In fact, respondents called all shellfish...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The day the President caught a dolly at the Buskin
In the late afternoon of August 7, 1944, in the middle of World War II, if you had been standing on Brooklyn Avenue, which ran about where the back of Sutliifs Hardware is now, you could have waved to President Franklin Roosevelt as he drove by in a station wagon. It was Roosevelt’s first visit to an Alaskan town, and the only visit by a sitting president to Kodiak. A few weeks earlier, Roosevelt had boarded the h...
Feb 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can coexist with development at any scale. Fisheries was just one of the topics that 250 Alaskans brainstormed about in 17 te...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Loading up on sockeyes
Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market. Sockeyes are by far the most valuable salmon catch, often worth two-thirds of the value of Alaska’s entire salmon fishery. But last summer’s unexpected surge of reds left lots of inventory in freezers, and record U.S. imports of competing farmed salmon from Chile and Norwa...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Increases in snow crab quota
Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab. Snow crab is Alaska’s largest crab fishery, underway now in the Bering Sea. The fleet has a slightly increased 61 million pound catch quota; boats also are tapping on a hefty bairdi Tanner crab catch, the larger cousin of snow crab. A 25 percent increase in snow crab, the unexpected 15 million pound T...
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 2014 fish picks and pans
Biggest fish wait and see: Senator-elect Dan Sullivan Trickiest fishing conundrum: Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska Best fishing career builder: University of Alaska/Southeast for its hydraulics and vessel electronics courses, fish tech training – all available on-line. Best Fish Givers – SeaShare, which has provided close to 200 million fish meals to food bank networks since 1994. Biggest fishing indu...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fishing season heats up in Alaska
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case. The heart of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or pots begin plying the waters of the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska for Pacific cod, rockfish and other groundfish. Then on January 20th t...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Next Senate fish chairman will not be Alaskan
It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act. Congress voted unanimously last week to extend a moratorium for three years that exempts commercial fishing vessels 79 feet and under from needing incidental discharge permits from the Environmental Protection Agency for deck wash. The current moratorium, which af...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joshua Slocum and the first American salmon fishing venture in Cook Inlet
While Joshua Slocum is famous among mariners as the first person to sail alone around the world, it is not as well known that he also led the first American commercial salmon fishing expedition to Cook Inlet, in 1871. Fishing off the Kasilof River with double ended Columbia River sailing dories, which later evolved into the famed Bristol Bay double ender, Slocum and his crew gillnetted salmon, survived shipwreck, ...
Dec 09, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
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