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 By Laine Welch    Dockside    January 13, 2022 

Alaska Fish Factor: Pacific Halibut Commission will set catch later this month

Wow, there is a lot of fishing going on across Alaska! Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s seafood...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Since 1991 the weekly Fish Factor column has highlighted Alaska’s seafood industry with its...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

An Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act was...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Processors boost prices paid for sockeye salmon

Strong global and U.S. demand for sockeye salmon has 2021 pushed prices to near record highs and...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: LED lights help guide salmon to openings in trawl nets

Low-cost LED lights can help Chinook salmon escape trawl nets. A 2020 study by the Pacific States...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Pacific halibut stock appears to be on an upswing and could result in increased catches for most...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

More than one million pounds of old fishing nets and lines from Alaska have made it to recycling...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

A hearing on seafood bycatch didn’t satisfy a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a meeting...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s a fish trifecta for Alaska’s 2021 salmon season. The fishery produced the third-highest...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s hard to believe, but Dungeness crab in the Gulf of Alaska is now Alaska’s largest crab...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Pollock protein noodles, southern-style Alaska wild wings, candied salmon ice cream, fish oils for...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Optimism is the word that best sums up the attitude among most Alaska salmon fishermen after a good...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The preliminary value to fishermen of the nearly 41 million salmon caught this summer at Alaska’s...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Lost fishing gear - be it nets, lines or pots -...

 

Good news about tanner crab in Gulf of Alaska

Unlike in the Bering Sea, there's good news for...

 

Bristol Bay red king crab fishery to be closed

Alaska's Bering Sea crabbers are reeling from the...

 

Governor Dunleavy releases choice for Board of Fisheries seat, 3 months past legal deadline

It took freedom of information requests, weeks of queries to administrators and more than three...

 

Alaska's 2021 salmon harvest of 201 million fish blew past forecast, well above 190 million projected at start of season

Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the forecast and by August 27 had topped 201 million...

 

Nutrition, Native ways and knowing where your fish comes from

Nutrition, Native ways and knowing where your fish comes from. That multi-message forms the nexus...

 

Projected total 2021 salmon harvest is 190 million, 61% increase over 2020

Alaska’s salmon landings have passed the season’s midpoint and by August 7 the statewide catch...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 29, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska crab shells providing same fabric protections as manmade agents in bio-friendly way and at less cost

Most people are unaware that the yarns and fabrics that make up our carpets, clothing, car seats,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 22, 2021

Prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are up across the board

Early prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 15, 2021

Sockeye catches at Bristol Bay topping one million fish seven days straight

“Unprecedented” is how fishery managers are describing sockeye catches at Bristol Bay, which...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 8, 2021

Fish Factor: New phone app collects science data from fishermen

Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off...

 

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