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Aerial herring surveys begin

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game started performing aerial herring surveys in the Sitka Sound...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 17, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska task force investigating fisheries bycatch has a big, complicated task ahead

Gotta give the Dunleavy Administration credit for being the first to try and get to the bottom of one of Alaska’s most troubling fishing issues: byc...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 10, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

March means more fishing boats are out on the water with the start of the Pacific halibut and sablefish (black cod) fisheries this past Sunday,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 3, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor: Wrangell's Waterbody bath soak wins grand prize in Juneau

Waterbody, operated by Angie Flickinger, of Wrangell, won the grand prize for its Deep Blue Sea Bath Soak at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood awards...

 

New king salmon sport fishing regulations for Petersburg and Wrangell

The 2022 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Report looks at Alaska's potential to grow in seaweed business

The U.S. grows less than one-100th of 1% of the world’s $6 billion seaweed market, but Alaska has the goods to grow into a major contributor. A new...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Frigid February fishing in Alaska features crabbing from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, followed in March by halibut, black cod and herring....

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Seafood is Alaska’s biggest export by far, and state legislators want the federal government to get tougher on trade policies that they say...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:

Where do most Alaska fishermen live? Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats? The answers are in an economic report by the Alaska...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Kodiak fishermen are getting an advance price of $8.10 per pound for Tanner crab in the fishery that opened Jan. 15. High crab prices have led all oth...

 

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 industry but winter is when the fishing action...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Since 1991 the weekly Fish Factor column has highlighted Alaska’s seafood industry with its annual “Picks and Pans - a no holds barred look back...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

An Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Act was introduced in Congress last week by Alaska Senators...

 

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 boosted fishermen’s paychecks. Both Silver Bay 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 Marine Fisheries Commission and NOAA’s Northwest...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Pacific halibut stock appears to be on an upswing and could result in increased catches for most regions in 2022. At the interim meeting of the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

More than one million pounds of old fishing nets and lines from Alaska have made it to recycling markets, where they are remade into plastic pellets...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

A hearing on seafood bycatch didn’t satisfy a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a meeting of the House Fisheries Committee on Nov. 15. The...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s a fish trifecta for Alaska’s 2021 salmon season. The fishery produced the third-highest catch, fish poundage and value on record dating back...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s hard to believe, but Dungeness crab in the Gulf of Alaska is now Alaska’s largest crab fishery – a distinction due to the collapse of...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Pollock protein noodles, southern-style Alaska wild wings, candied salmon ice cream, fish oils for pets, fish and chips meal kits and finfish...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Optimism is the word that best sums up the attitude among most Alaska salmon fishermen after a good season, according to people in the business of buy...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The preliminary value to fishermen of the nearly 41 million salmon caught this summer at Alaska’s largest fishery at Bristol Bay is nearly $248...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Lost fishing gear - be it nets, lines or pots - continues "ghost fishing" forever, causing a slow...

 

Good news about tanner crab in Gulf of Alaska

Unlike in the Bering Sea, there's good news for crab in the Gulf of Alaska.   A huge cohort of...

 

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