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Fish Factor: Hatcheries add to catch throughout state
Each year more than one-third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned, 11 state owned, two federal research facilities, one tribal hatchery at Metlakatla, and two state-owned sport fish hatcheries. Alaska’s...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Longliners could snag on missing pots
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage. “It appears that some tug boats passed back and forth across where the gear was set, and now we have no idea where it is,” said Maria Wessel, a ...
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Wild game could be on the menu
Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature. The bill - HB 179 - allows schools, senior centers, hospitals, child care ce...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska expects bumper run of salmon this year
File this fish story under the “can there be too much of a good thing” category: Alaska is expecting another bumper run of salmon this year — state managers announced last Friday a projected total catch of 221 million salmon, 39 percent higher than last year. (The numbers for Chinook salmon are s...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Boats wanted to help craft safety rules
Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules for older boats, which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels. Called the Alternate Compliance Safety Program (ACSP), it is part of the 2010 U.S. Coast Guard Authorization Act and is aimed at vessels that will be 25 years old by 2020, ar...
Mar 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Personal use priority bill moves on
Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As it stands now, the three fisheries all are on equal footing in the eyes and actions of state managers. The priority shift has been introduced du...
Mar 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Fish and Game could faces state fund cuts
A nearly $12 million cut in state funds is on tap for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game if state policy makers have their way. That was one early outcome of legislative House finance subcommittee meetings last week, as they wrapped up the first step in a budget process that will see cuts in agenc...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Buyers believe catch shares worth more
Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it’s been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in nearly all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a deca...
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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