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Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Sockeye salmon run goes from bust to unbelievable
The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay went from “bust” to “unbelievable” in one week. Landings last week broke records every day for five days for that time frame, bringing the total sockeye catch to nearly 28 million fish on an unusually long-tailed run — and the reds were still ...
Jul 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Removing tons of debris from Kodiak
Kodiak volunteers scrambled with front-end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris removal project that begins in Alaska this week. The month-long cleanup, backed by state and federal agencies, nonprofits and private business...
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bright spots despite bleak salmon global sales
As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market. Sales and prices for all salmon, especially sockeye, have been in a slump all year. And amid an overall glut of wild and farmed fish, Alaska is poised for another huge salmo...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big payoff for fishermen depends on species
Salmon fisheries are opening up this month from one end of Alaska to the other. Total catches so far of mostly sockeye, were under one million fish, but will add up fast from here on. A total haul for all Alaska salmon this season is pegged at 221 million fish. A highlight so far is a 40 percent ...
Jun 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State workers brace for layoffs
Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1. The timing couldn’t be worse for Alaska’s salmon ma...
Jun 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Upper Cook Inlet coal mine decision delayed
Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet. A decision due earlier this month by the state Department of Natural Resources has been delayed until after a public hearing later this summer, said Ed Fogels, DNR Deputy Commi...
May 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Trawlers facing prospect of 50 percent halibut bycatch cut
Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea. They are speaking out against t...
May 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Harm from hatchery salmon disputed
Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia researchers, who say the race for food ultimately affects...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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