Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
  
Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Strong yen a bright spot in salmon sales
Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s value, because there’s a lot of misses elsewhere,” sai...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Alaska brand tops on menus nationwide
Alaska is one of a handful of U.S. states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye. The Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, a collaboration of state and federal scientists, agencies, tribes, conservation, fishing and aquaculture groups, went live last month...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Sockeyes, pinks tell season story
Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: sockeyes save the day and colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster catches of other salmon species, notably, those hard-to-p...
Aug 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: UFA out to tap fishermen’s habitat savvy
Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaskan fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United Fishermen of Alaska that aims to provide useful and timely news about the health of the state’s salmon runs. The Salmon Habitat Information ...
Aug 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Use of bycatch for food banks spreading
The decades-old bycatch to food banks program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief programs is bycatch of primarily halibut and salmon taken accidentally in other fisheries. The remainder is “first-run” products donated to ...
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Slow going in Kodiak salmon season
Salmon takes center stage each summer, but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue. For salmon, total catches by July 8 were nearing 28 million fish, of which 10 million were sockeyes, primarily from Bristol Bay. Last week marked the catch of the 2 billionth sockeye...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: ASMI looking at possible effect of Brexit
The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union, dubbed “Brexit,” has turned seafood trading on its head. For 43 years the UK has been a major part of the 28-country EU, and what the pullout means for longstanding business arrangements is anyone’s guess. Last year the UK imported over $9...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Clean method revolutionizes use of chitin
Turning crab shells into everyday products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau. The products are derived from chitin in the crab shells, the second-most abundant biopolymer on the planet after cellulose. Chitin is found in fungi, plankton and the exosk...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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