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Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Trackers probe black cod decline mystery
Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, thanks to a science project that kept research fish from going over the rails. Sablefish, more commonly called black cod, are one of the world’s priciest, high-end fish, and Alaska waters are home to the largest stocks. The deepwater fish are...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Halibut numbers indicate solid rebound
Alaska’s halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen’s catches will not be slashed for the first time in 15 years. Fishery managers on Friday set the coastwide Pacific halibut harvest for 2016 at 29.89 million pounds, a 2.3 percent increase from last year. “This was probably the m...
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: UFA to Juneau: Don’t cut core services
A single Chinook salmon is worth more than a barrel of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging10 pounds each with a dock price of $7.34 per pound, according to state fish tickets. That adds up to $73.40 per fish, compared to less than $25 per barrel of oil. T...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fish bills find room on legislative agenda
Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska Legislature convenes on Jan. 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills and one holdover already are getting attention. One new measure aims to stop the migration of fishing permits outside of the state.  “We lost ove...
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Aquaculture tops $1 million mark in 2014
Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was OKed by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time ever in 2014, coming in at $1.2 million.  “This is the highest sales we’ve ...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Best, worst, biggest and scariest of 2015
2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my no-holds-barred look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year. The list is in no particular order and I’m sure to be mis...
Jan 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Groundfish stocks up for coming season
Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the new year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation’s total groundfish harvests. Those numbers...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Clean extraction brings chiton back to USA
Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams from fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time, it is happening in the U.S.A. and not overseas. The entrepreneurs at Tidal Vision in October made the leap from their labs in Juneau to a p...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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