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 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...

 

Fish Factor: Fish taken as bycatch in fisheries donated to hunger relief

Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood...

 

Fish Factor: Sockey resource at Bristol Bay is unique due to size

With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla...

 

Fish Factor: By all accounts Bering Sea fish stocks are in great shape

Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska. Fish...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: 2017 sale conditions looking positive for Alaska salmon

Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble...

 

Fish Factor: UAF prepares next generation of fishery and ocean specialists

Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's premiere crab fishery fash and furious this season

It was fast and furious for Alaska’s premiere crab fishery with the fleet catching the nearly...

 

Fish Factor: Pacific halibut harvest numbers increased this year

As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to...

 

Fish Factor: Grim season for salmon fisherman all over state

Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a...

 

Fish Factor: Study details potential changes for Southeast Alaska

A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call...

 

Fish Factor: Despite numbers, fish moving swimmingly to market

It was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big...

 

Fish Factor: Political hopefuls attracted to Kodiak for fisheries debate

Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide radio audience has once again attracted a full slate of...

 

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