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 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 20, 2017 

Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon prices higher this year compared to 2016

As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year. It’s good...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 13, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Robots are a sign of things to come in the seafood industry

Robots are cutting up snow crabs in Canada, a sign of things to come in the seafood processing...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 6, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon sperm desired for diverse realms of research

Salmon skin, heads, bones and other body parts have long been popular in cultural usages around the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 22, 2017

Fish Factor: China the number one customer for Alaska seafood

China holds big promise to become a top customer for Alaska salmon, and not just for the bright red...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 15, 2017

Fish Factor: ADF&G analyzing the impacts of a government shutdown

Want a fishing license to crew on a salmon boat this summer? Got friends or family visiting who...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 8, 2017

Fish Factor: Applications for oyster and kelp farms increase, many are new operations

Home grown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 1, 2017

NOAA's coastal research programs and the Sea Grant program would be slashed in proposed Trump budget

 The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump Administration is bad news for anything that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 25, 2017

Fish Factor: Legislative haggling may hurt fisheries management

Alaska salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 18, 2017

Fish Factor: Alaska's seafood output increased slightly and dollar values held steady

The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 11, 2017

Fish Factor: Alaska's salmon season is set to get underway soon

Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than two weeks! The first fishery for...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 4, 2017

Prices for quota shares of Alaska halibut are jaw dropping

The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 27, 2017

Fish Factor: Measure gaining steam would help tailor lack of opportunities for younger people

Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska’s “graying of the fleet” (the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 20, 2017

Fish Factor: A brighter outlook for Alaska's 2017 salmon season

A brighter outlook for Alaska’s upcoming salmon season just got even better. Markets are looking g...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 13, 2017

Fish Factor: In 2018, Electronic Monitoring can replace human observers

Automation is coming to Alaska fishing boats in the form of cameras and sensors to track what’s...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 6, 2017

Fish Factor: Demand for fish captured wild in the US shows big gain

Seafood sales at American retail stores are on an upswing and should remain that way for the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 30, 2017

Fish Factor: ​U.S. Navy moving ahead to conduct war training exercises in early May

The required permits are not yet in hand, but the U.S. Navy is moving full steam ahead on its plans...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 23, 2017

Fish Factor: Salmon fishermen could haul in nearly double 2016's catch

Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year’s catch, due to a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 16, 2017

Fish Factor: Research agencies may recieve massive budget cuts

Massive cuts could be in store for the agencies and people who provide the science and stewardship...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 9, 2017

Fish Factor: Record prices for red king crab this year

Alaska crabbers are hauling back pots from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, and reduced catches are...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 2, 2017

Fish Factor: "Puppy Love": good for your pet, and for Alaska

Puppy Love will soon be putting more people to work in Seldovia, a town of less than 300 people at...

 

Fish Factor: Salmon is the heart of business for Alaska fisheries

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s fisheries – it almost singlehandedly spawned the push for...

 

Fish Factor: New items revealed at Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Candied salmon ice cream … poke snack kits … salmon bisque baby food … fish skin tote bags...

 

Fish Factor, Fishing industry might see budget increase this year

As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that...

 

Fish Factor: Fishery advocates hope to dust off old fish habitats law

Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them...

 

Fish Factor: A year in review: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016

The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about...

 

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