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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Seafood industry keeps plenty employed
The graying of the fleet continues in Alaska as fewer young folks obtain permits for various fisheries. Data from 2011 show that 45 percent of all Alaska permit holders were between the ages 45 and 60, with an average age of 47. That was roughly twice as many permit holders as there were between ...
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon harvest and value drop
Alaska’s salmon harvest and value for 2012 came in well below last year, dropping 21 percent and 30 percent, respectively. According to preliminary state tallies, the value of the salmon catch totaled nearly $506 million at the docks this summer on a statewide catch of 124 million fish. That comp...
Nov 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Six-year study to be released this month
The results of a six-year study on Western Alaska salmon will be unveiled this month and the conclusions are not what people of the region had hoped for. The Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Project (WASSIP) was created in 2006 by 11 groups including Aleut Corporation, Aleutians East Bo...
Nov 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Sea otters wiping out shellfish stocks in prime areas
Sea otters and the Arctic are two focal points for Alaska’s top fishing group at both state and federal policy levels. United Fishermen of Alaska is the nation’s largest industry trade group representing nearly 40 organizations. At its recent annual meeting, UFA outlined several of its policy wat...
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska fish prices rise, crab prices fall on global markets
Alaska salmon sales had lots of ups and downs this summer, but held their own overall in a tough market awash with farmed fish. The wild salmon catch goes to market in many forms such as canned, fresh or frozen, fillets and roe. The state Revenue Department/Tax Division provides quartile reports ...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State wants help from fishermen to solve king salmon mystery
State fishery managers are asking for input from Alaskans to help solve the case of disappearing king salmon. A letter went out last week from Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell inviting stakeholders to a two-day symposium in Anchorage later this month titled ‘Understan...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fall crab fishing season begins this month
October is national seafood month — and it marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry. The state’s biggest crab fisheries get under way in the Bering Sea on Oct. 15 — the Bristol Bay red king crab catch will hold steady at 7.8 million pounds, while the snow crab ha...
Oct 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Expect to see more tsunami debris on Alaska coastline
At least 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is still afloat, and at least half of it is expected to hit Alaska’s coastline. The region from Yakutat to Gore Point off the Kenai Peninsula will likely see the heaviest debris piles, but Southeast Alaska and other areas will see chun...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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