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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Halibut season gets off to slow start
It was unusually quiet along the waterfront as the halibut fishery got under way on Saturday. Most of the first fish landed goes to Homer, Kodiak and Petersburg, but processors there said there wasn’t “the usual chatter” and none said they had a feel for what’s going to happen yet with prices. Lo...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Scientists plan deeper look at halibut in 2014
Halibut scientists plan to expand the yearly Pacific stock assessments by 30 percent next summer, adding 390 survey stations to the existing 1,300 already in use from Oregon to the Bering Sea. Since 1998, the halibut surveys that occur from June through October have been conducted in a depth rang...
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Report reveals pollock the most landed in 2011
The just-released Fisheries Economics of the US report by NOAA Fisheries covers the commercial and recreational fishing industries from 2002-2011 and is loaded with descriptive seafood industry stats by region. The report, sixth in a series, tracks the economic impacts, price trends, payroll and ...
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Projected salmon catch numbers up
More wild salmon from Alaska will make its way to world markets this year if forecasts hold true for the 2013 season. State salmon managers are projecting a catch of nearly 179 million fish, 30 percent more than the 2012 harvest of 127 million salmon. Pushing the higher catch is a robust return o...
Mar 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets favorable this year
In a word, the outlook for Alaska salmon markets this year is favorable. That’s the conclusion of Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage, in an overview of world markets to Alaska legislators. Knapp cited three key factors for the short-term outlook: lower sockeye...
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Bill would make dumping sewage easier for cruise ships
Dilution is the solution for pollution sums up the Parnell Administration policy when it comes to cruise ship discharges in Alaska waters. A bill being moved quickly by state lawmakers will repeal a 2006 citizens’ initiative that requires cruise ships to meet Alaska water quality standards at the...
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Volunteers wanted to test money-saving energy audits
Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consuming energy and find places where it might be wasted or ...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Halibut catch limit declines by 7.5 percent
Halibut catches weren’t slashed as badly as people feared, although they still continue on a downward trend — and the outlook is grim. A coastwide catch of 31 million pounds was approved on Friday by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, a decline of 7.5 percent from last year, and far be...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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