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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...

 

Bristol Bay red king crab fishery to be closed

Alaska's Bering Sea crabbers are reeling from the devastating news that all major crab stocks are...

 

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 months past a legal deadline for Governor Dunleavy to...

 

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 fish, well above the 190 million projected at the...

 

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 of a new partnership of the Bristol Bay Native...

 

A simple fix may help mitigate bycatch problem in Alaska's fisheries and elsewhere

Bycatch gives Alaska's otherwise stellar fisheries management its biggest black eye. The term...

 

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 had topped 116 million fish. State managers are...

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

King Salmon Catch rates are now slowing as we approach the end of the summer season. Residents: Throughout most of the management area, where the...

 
 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, mattresses, even mop heads, are coated with...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon All marine waters in the Petersburg/Wrangell management area are now open to the retention of king salmon. The regional bag, possession,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 22, 2021

Prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are up across the board

Early prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are trickling in and as anticipated, they are up across the...

 
 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 topped one million fish for seven days straight at...

 

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