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Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Poor pink run prompts potential bailout
Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades. In a Sept. 19 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Walker said fishery failures that occurred ...
Sep 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Cordova looks to bring back crab fishery
Cordovans hope to revive a long-lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year-round. The crab fishery produced up to 14 million pounds in the early 1970s and had declined to about 500,000 pounds by the time it was closed after the 19...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: September stays busy across gear types
It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water or gearing up for even more openers in just a few w...
Sep 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Survey shows drops for big three crab
Bering Sea crabbers were stunned when the outlooks for the upcoming fall and winter fisheries were revealed. Results of the annual summer surveys by state and federal scientists showed that numbers of mature male and females dropped sharply across the board for the big three: opilio (snow crab), ...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Labeling law loophole leaves crab out
Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late 1970s. Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, began the process last week to have the Walker Administration declare the pink salmon season a disaster, w...
Aug 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Strong yen a bright spot in salmon sales
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s value, because there’s a lot of misses elsewhere,” sai...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Alaska brand tops on menus nationwide
Alaska is one of a handful of U.S. states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye. The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, a collaboration of state and federal scientists, agencies, tribes, conservation, fishing and aquaculture groups, went live last month...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeyes, pinks tell season story
Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: sockeyes save the day and colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard-to-p...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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