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Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Upper Cook Inlet coal mine decision delayed
Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet. A decision due earlier this month by the state Department of Natural Resources has been delayed until after a public hearing later this summer, said Ed Fogels, DNR Deputy Commi...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Trawlers facing prospect of 50 percent halibut bycatch cut
Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. They are speaking out against t...
May 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Harm from hatchery salmon disputed
Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia researchers, who say the race for food ultimately affects...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Hatcheries add to catch throughout state
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned, 11 state owned, two federal research facilities, one tribal hatchery at Metlakatla, and two state-owned sport fish hatcheries. Alaska’s...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Longliners could snag on missing pots
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage. “It appears that some tug boats passed back and forth across where the gear was set, and now we have no idea where it is,” said Maria Wessel, a ...
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Wild game could be on the menu
Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature. The bill - HB 179 - allows schools, senior centers, hospitals, child care ce...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska expects bumper run of salmon this year
File this fish story under the “can there be too much of a good thing” category: Alaska is expecting another bumper run of salmon this year — state managers announced last Friday a projected total catch of 221 million salmon, 39 percent higher than last year. (The numbers for Chinook salmon are s...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Boats wanted to help craft safety rules
Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules for older boats, which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels. Called the Alternate Compliance Safety Program (ACSP), it is part of the 2010 U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act and is aimed at vessels that will be 25 years old by 2020, ar...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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