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Fish Factor: Russia's ban hurts Alaska
Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of foods for one year from the US, Canada, Europe, Norway and Australia in retaliation for sanctions im...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: U.S. Senate candidates sound off in Bethel
Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the Mount Polley gold/copper mine disaster in British Columbia, Republican candidates vying for the U.S. Senate want environmental regulators to ...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Permits may not be required to clean fishing decks
Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief from harvesters across the nation and kudos to a rare show of bipartisanship by coastal lawmakers, notably Senators Mark Begich of Alaska and Marco Rubi...
Aug 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public comment needed on Alaska fisheries policy
Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas, concerns and gripes to decision makers. Several opportunities are available right now. First, a revised d...
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Tracking melting glaciers
Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound. “It’s been hugely successful. We’ve flown these things all over inside and outside of Prince William Sound, we’ve had great control...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Sockeyes booming at Bristol Bay
With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the world and sockeye is Alaska’s most valuable salmon f...
Jul 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Summer fisheries booming
Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any day, where a catch of about 17 million reds is projected. Elsewhere, the annual summer troll fishery i...
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seafood industry nervously awaits Bristol sockeye run
Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report done by the McDowell Group for the fishermen-run Bristo...
Jun 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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