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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Salmon permits continue to soar in price
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 2014 salmon catch projected lower than 2013 total
Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon, a 47 percent drop from last year’s whopping 283 million fish. A pink catch of 95 million pushed t...
Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Seiners to test waters for pollock
Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf. Except for a small jig fishery, the only pollock fishery operating in st...
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Six new names vie for seats on Fish Board
Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Gov. Sean Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish Board, should he choose to do so, and should the Alaska legislature go along with it - an unlikely scen...
Mar 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Record salmon head to home hatcheries
Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year, and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries. The 2013 Fisheries Enhancement Report by the Alaska Deptartment of Fish and Game shows that a return of 112 million hatchery reared salmon contributed 36 percent...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Food specialist turns pollock skins into pet treats
Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards “head-to-tails’ usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has become so valuable in capsules and other human nutraceutical products, it makes no sense to call the li...
Mar 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Seafood sales peak during Lent
Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what the burst in the holiday sales season from Thanksgiving to Christmas means to retailers, Lent means the same to the seafood industry. The 40-...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Changes are occuring in seawater
Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that big changes are occurring in seawater throughout the world. As the oceans absorb more carbon dioxide f...
Mar 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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