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Fish Factor: Buyers look to expand fishing opportunities
Alaska’s record salmon season has permit brokers hopping as buyers seek to break into or expand their fishing opportunities in many fisheries. Notably, brokers say there is “a lot of great buzz” at Bristol Bay, despite a lackluster sockeye fishery that saw the bulk of the red run come and go eight days early. “Prior to the season the drift permits went for under $100,000, but we just sold one for $125, 000,” said ...
Sep 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: A record season for salmon
Alaska’s 2013 salmon season has yielded the largest catch ever, and the value of the fishery is also headed for the record books. The statewide catch on Sept. 6 was nearing 265 million fish – the old record was 222 million in 2005. A bumper run of pink salmon is behind the big harvest - the mindboggling catch was approaching 213 million fish. The previous record was 161 million pinks, also in 2005. Some boats are ...
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Report details fishing fleet
Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home? Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive, user friendly report ever done on Alaska’s seafood industry by region was just released by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Titled “Economic Value of the Alaska Seafood ...
Sep 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska salmon continues to get broadsided by ill informed, far away big wigs who believe they are best suited to make seafood choices for their customers. Sodexo, one of the world’s largest food service contractors - said last week that its policy is to only serve seafood certified by (you guessed it) the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. In this case, the fish is targeted to the US troops. Sodexo, a Fortun...
Aug 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Small boat owners lobby for cameras in place of observers
Want to get onboard observers out of those small fishing boat bunks? The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard Alaska’s long line fleet of roughly 1,500 boats, most of which are well under 50 feet. Observers have be...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salmon expected to blow by forecast
Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going to make the chum salmon numbers either. So we’ll have to go over with pinks, but at the rate things are going that is entirely possible,” said Geron Bruce, deputy director ...
Aug 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Politicians educaute Wal-Mart on Alaska salmon
Any doubts about the brand power of Alaska salmon can be put to rest after the high visibility contretemps over the past few weeks — and the fish story has a happy ending. All of Alaska’s ‘powers that be’ converged on Wal-Mart and the National Park Service (NPS) when both reportedly snubbed Alaska salmon over a labeling issue. Both Governor Parnell and Senator Mark Begich sent letters to Wal-Mart blasting the ill-...
Aug 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 'Cam sled' offers a peek at seldom-seen sea floor
If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images brought to you by a handmade, high-definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high resolution pictures of the bottom of the ocean,” said Gregg Rosenkranz, a state scallop biometrician based in Kodiak. Rosenkranz and his colleague Rick Shepherd built the cam sled, which lets them experie...
Jul 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Bristol Bay fishermen see price hike as catches fall
Fishermen are seeing a base price of $1.50/lb at the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishermen at Bristol Bay, an increase of $0.50 higher per pound over the past two years. The final price will be even higher for many fishermen who will get an extra $0.15 for chilled fish and another nickel for bled. The price boost comes from a slightly lower catch than expected (15.5 million so far) — and big improvements in fis...
Jul 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Congress set to retool nation's fishing laws
The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law ruling US fisheries. The Act is undergoing reauthorization for the first time in seven years. First enacted in 1...
Jul 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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