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Fish Factor: Permits up or down, depending on region
The value of Alaska fishing permits has see-sawed over the past year, with Cook Inlet prices heading upwards and Bristol Bay on the down side. “Cook Inlet had a really good year last year, and they’re expecting another strong fishery this summer. Salmon drift permits have taken off with sales mad...
May 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fishing destinations compete for votes, prize money
Several Alaska towns are vying for the title of “Ultimate Fishing Town,” which comes with a $25,000 check for local fishing projects. The annual competition is sponsored by the World Fishing Network, “a 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing,” according to its website. WFN, ...
May 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Tsunami debris trackers ask for public’s help
Soccer balls, motorcycles … reminders of the massive tsunami in Japan a year ago are now appearing along Alaska’s coastlines. “It’s safe to say that tsunami debris is here,” said Merrick Burden, director of the Juneau-based Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation. Since January the MCA has been t...
May 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Council to hear from Kodiak on halibut bycatch
It has taken a quarter of a century, but fishery managers are finally poised to take action to reduce the 5 million pounds of halibut taken as bycatch in Gulf of Alaska fisheries. Industry watchers are hoping public comments will sway them to make the largest cuts under consideration. Currently, ...
Apr 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: North Pac, Int’l Halibut team up on bycatch
Brainstorming over halibut bycatch is the theme of a two-day workshop this week in Seattle. Topping the discussions:  the methods used to collect bycatch numbers and the accuracy of the data.   Setting a precedent: the International Pacific Halibut Commission and North Pacific Fishery Management ...
Apr 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish factor: Cheaper farmed salmon may change market
A resurgence of farmed fish and shifting world currencies could shake up salmon markets this year. “There are two trends going into the current salmon season that we haven’t seen for several years,” said Gunnar Knapp, a fisheries economist at the University of Alaska Anchorage. “Exchange rates lo...
Apr 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Panel teaches Congress about fishing industry
For the first time ever, seafood industry reps were invited to brief policy makers in Congress on jobs and economic opportunities. Last Thursday the group presented a panel discussion called “Seafood Jobs in America” to the Senate Oceans Caucus and an audience of 80 people. According to Seafood.c...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Improved treatment of fish reflected in higher profits
Fishermen in the world’s largest salmon fishery at Bristol Bay are getting good grades for improving the quality of their salmon, and it’s boosting their bottom line. Starting in 2008, two projects have tracked fish quality based on specific handling practices, giving individual fishermen scores ...
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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