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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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Fish Factor: AMSEA: Federal budget cut to commercial fishing safety unfair
It’s a mixed bag in America in terms of bankrolling “the best available science” for our nation’s fisheries. Based on the preliminary federal budget released last week, funds for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration went from $4.7 billion to $5.5 billion, an increase of about $750 ...
Feb 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Lights in wheelhouse give flood warning
Over half of all fishing fatalities are due to vessels going down, and most of the boats sink because of flooding. The sinkings of the Alaska Ranger and Katmai in 2008, for example, in which 12 men died, both stemmed from flooding through open hatches. Those and other sinkings highlighted the nee...
Feb 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Gov. takes ‘conserve’ out of DNR mission
Alaskans were surprised to learn (from the Anchorage Daily News’ Alaska Ear, of all places) that there is a new and different mission statement posted by the Department of Natural Resources on the State of Alaska website. The old statement of policy: “To develop, conserve and enhance natural reso...
Feb 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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