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Fish Factor: The oceans are being viewed as the last economic frontier

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and...

 

Fish Factor: ​The catch of 213 million salmon has surpassed the forecast

Alaska’s salmon season is nearly a wrap but fall remains as one of the fishing industry’s busies...

 

Fish Factor: Sea Cucumbers added to list of foods claiming to kill cancer cells

Alaska sea cucumber divers could be helping to cure cancer! Sea cucumber meat and skins have long...

 

Fish Factor: The "bread and butter" salmon catches are far better than last year despite the 2017 statewide salmon take falling short

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some region...

 

Fish Factor:  The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies

While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s great news for Alaska seafood and anyone doing...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska getting in on the growing popularity of Home Meal kits delivering seafood directly to American kitchens

Alaska aims to get in on the growing popularity of Home Meal kits that will deliver seafood...

 

Fall Dungeness crab open 30 days

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced August 15, that the 2017/2018...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:

“It’s time for a checkup from the neck up” – meaning an industry time out to evaluate...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon King salmon fishing is nearing the end of the season although catch rates remain strong...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 3, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Around the world the appetite for Alaska seafood is growing

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 27, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Modern tech keeps fishermen informed about fishing issues

As state lawmakers mull ways to update permitting laws to protect salmon habitat, a dual...

 
 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...

 

Dungeness crab season to close July 25

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced June 29 that the 2017/2018 commercial Dungeness...

 
 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...

 

Forecast closes Stikine Chinook subsistence fishery

The Federal Subsistence Board announced Monday that the Stikine River Chinook salmon subsistence...

 

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