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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Buyers believe catch shares worth more
Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch. But it’s been slow going so far, even with slight harvest increases in nearly all Alaska fishing areas for the first time in nearly a deca...
Mar 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Indicators point to low salmon prices
Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. “I was really happy to see such a good mix of permits we were selling – it wasn’t just one thing,” said Olivia Olsen of Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg. ...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Science backs shellfish romance claims
Lovers choose lobster as the top Valentine’s Day dish to share with that special someone. Crab legs and shrimp also get the nod as romantic meals on Feb. 14, one of the busiest dining out days for U.S. restaurants.  In a national survey by Harris Interactive, chefs called lobster an “exotic delic...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can c...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Loading up on sockeyes
Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market. Sockeyes are by far the most valuable salmon catch, often worth two-thirds of the value of Alaska’s entire salmon fishery. But last summer’s unexpected s...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Increases in snow crab quota
Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab. Snow crab is Alaska’s largest crab fishery, underway now in the Bering Sea. The fleet has a slightly increased 61 million pound catch quota; boats also are tapping on a hefty bairdi ...
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 2014 fish picks and pans
Biggest fish wait and see: Senator-elect Dan Sullivan Trickiest fishing conundrum: Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska Best fishing career builder: University of Alaska/Southeast for its hydraulics and vessel electronics courses, fish tech training – all available on-line. Best Fish Give...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fishing season heats up in Alaska
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case. The heart of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or pots begin plyin...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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