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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Fishery rankings shakeup
There is some notable shuffling going on among Alaska’s fisheries this year, with Southeast besting Bristol Bay as the state’s top salmon region, and Kodiak toppling Homer as the No. 1 halibut port. For halibut: Homer has held the top ranking for halibut landings ever since the fishery went to IF...
Nov 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State report says industry is doing well
Over the past six years, average employment for Alaska commercial fishermen dropped slightly, but gross earnings were up — and that is a better measure of industry health. That’s the conclusion of the state Labor Department’s November Economic Trends, which provides a great snapshot of fishing jo...
Nov 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State denies petition to protect salmon stream
It took nearly two years for a decision, but last week the state denied a citizens’ petition aimed at protecting Cook Inlet fisheries from coal mining. The petition, by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and Cook Inlet Keeper asked that buffer zones be required to protect salmon streams of the Chuitn...
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska officials unworried about salmon virus
State officials say there is “no reason to panic” and Alaska salmon are “relatively safe” from a deadly fish virus that has appeared for the first time in the north Pacific. “I would say the risk right now for Alaska salmon is low,” said Ted Meyers, a fish pathologist with the Alaska Department o...
Oct 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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State moves forward with environmental analyses for Chuitna coal project
What is worth more to Alaska ­— healthy wild salmon or coal to fuel Asian economies? A comprehensive report by the Center for Sustainable Economy aims to answer that question as the state moves forward with permitting and environmental analyses for the Chuitna coal project in Cook Inlet, 45 miles...
Oct 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Red king crab quota slashed, snow crab quota increased
Bering Sea crabbers got good news and bad news last week when catch quotas were announced for fisheries that open next week. The bad news: the catch for Alaska’s most famous crab fishery, Bristol Bay red kings, was slashed by 47 percent to just 7.8 million pounds. Crabbers were expecting a reduce...
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Consumer demand drives halibut, black cod prices high
Prices for Alaska halibut are so high they are in the nosebleed area, but buyers continue to compete for all they can get. Halibut prices are usually broken into three weight categories: 10-20 pounds, 20-40 pounds and “40 ups.” At Kodiak, the fish was fetching $6.55, $7.05 and $7.40 per pound. So...
Oct 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Marine science center tries to grow a seafood industry
With 33,000 miles of coastline, Alaska could experience a big mariculture boom, boosting jobs and economic opportunities in rural parts of the state. The Oceans Alaska Marine Science Center at Ketchikan aims to be the state’s go-to place for mariculture research and development for farmers who wa...
Sep 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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