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Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are ...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salmon expected to blow by forecast
Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going to make the chum salmon numbers either. So we’ll hav...
Aug 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Politicians educaute Wal-Mart on Alaska salmon
Any doubts about the brand power of Alaska salmon can be put to rest after the high visibility contretemps over the past few weeks — and the fish story has a happy ending. All of Alaska’s ‘powers that be’ converged on Wal-Mart and the National Park Service (NPS) when both reportedly snubbed Alask...
Aug 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 'Cam sled' offers a peek at seldom-seen sea floor
If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images brought to you by a handmade, high-definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high resolution pictures of the bottom of the ocean,” said Gregg Rosenkranz, a state scal...
Jul 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Bristol Bay fishermen see price hike as catches fall
Fishermen are seeing a base price of $1.50/lb at the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishermen at Bristol Bay, an increase of $0.50 higher per pound over the past two years. The final price will be even higher for many fishermen who will get an extra $0.15 for chilled fish and another nickel for b...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Congress set to retool nation's fishing laws
The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the prim...
Jul 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Insects an alternative for fish feed
Alaska spends more than $20 million on fish feed each year for its 35 salmon hatcheries — feed that comes primarily from anchovies caught in South America. Meanwhile, Alaska seafood processing companies produce more than 200,000 tons of fishmeal each year for customers in Asia. Last year, 33 mill...
Jul 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Halibut tracking back to square one
It’s back to the drawing board for electronic tags designed to tell us more about where halibut travel. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test designs incorporating smartphone technology to track the migrations of fish. The tags record magnetic ...
Jun 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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