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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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Fish Factor: Talking halibut, stability iPhone app and ComFish
The Pacific halibut fishery started on Saturday, and if the dynamic of supply and demand holds true, there will be an upward push on prices. The coastwide halibut catch was reduced by more than 18 percent this year to 33.5 million pounds, following a 19 percent cut to the catch last year. Alaska’...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State report: Hatchery fish less of 2011 harvest
Home-grown salmon are Alaska’s largest crop – but don’t ever refer to it as farming. Whereas farmed fish are crammed into closed pens or cages until they’re ready for market, Alaska salmon begin their lives in one of 35 hatcheries and are released as fingerlings to the sea. When the fish return h...
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Lower salmon harvest expected across Alaska in 2012
State fishery managers project a lower Alaska salmon harvest this year, due to an expected decrease in those hard-to-predict pinks. The total catch forecast by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is 132 million salmon, down 25 percent from the 177 million fish taken in 2011.       The statewid...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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