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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Fall crab fishing season begins this month
October is national seafood month — and it marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry. The state’s biggest crab fisheries get under way in the Bering Sea on Oct. 15 — the Bristol Bay red king crab catch will hold steady at 7.8 million pounds, while the snow crab ha...
Oct 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Expect to see more tsunami debris on Alaska coastline
At least 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is still afloat, and at least half of it is expected to hit Alaska’s coastline. The region from Yakutat to Gore Point off the Kenai Peninsula will likely see the heaviest debris piles, but Southeast Alaska and other areas will see chun...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Dutch Harbor still top fishing port
Dutch Harbor-Unalaska held onto the title of the nation’s top fishing port for the 15th year in a row, with over 700 million pounds of fish and crab crossing the docks there last year, a 36 percent increase from 2010. New Bedford, Massachusetts remained as the priciest port with landings, mostly ...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Market unkind to fishermen
Alaska fishermen are feeling the squeeze of lower prices at the same time that their operating costs continue to spiral upwards. For halibut, in a reversal of trend and fortune, prices have dropped by 70 cents a pound in recent weeks. Dock prices usually peak from September until the halibut fish...
Sep 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets better than expected
As Alaska’s salmon season winds down, selling the bulk of the harvest gears up for seafood companies that purchased the pack. “This is the season for negotiations, you might say,” said salmon guru Gunnar Knapp, longtime fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage. “You never know th...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska hopes pinks make up for chum, sockeye
Salmon season is winding down and it’s still a guess if the statewide catch will reach the 132 million fish forecast. Achieving that all comes down to those hard-to-predict pinks, whose catch makes up more than half of the total harvest. “I think it’s going to be close. It all depends on what hap...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Grant to help with jobs in Bristol Bay
Jobs are being put on the fast track in Bristol Bay, with a focus on careers that go hand in hand with the region’s culture and economy: commercial fishing and seafood processing. “The fishery is our largest industry; it’s the backbone of the economy here,” said Patty Heyano, Program Development ...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Big guns come out to defeat coastal measure
Alaska has more coastline than all of the other US states combined, but unlike all those other states, Alaskans have no say in how their coasts are managed or developed. If Outside and foreign corporations have their way, that’s how it will remain. A successful coastal zone management program has...
Aug 13, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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