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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Sea otters wiping out shellfish stocks in prime areas
Sea otters and the Arctic are two focal points for Alaska’s top fishing group at both state and federal policy levels. United Fishermen of Alaska is the nation’s largest industry trade group representing nearly 40 organizations. At its recent annual meeting, UFA outlined several of its policy wat...
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska fish prices rise, crab prices fall on global markets
Alaska salmon sales had lots of ups and downs this summer, but held their own overall in a tough market awash with farmed fish. The wild salmon catch goes to market in many forms such as canned, fresh or frozen, fillets and roe. The state Revenue Department/Tax Division provides quartile reports ...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: State wants help from fishermen to solve king salmon mystery
State fishery managers are asking for input from Alaskans to help solve the case of disappearing king salmon. A letter went out last week from Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Cora Campbell inviting stakeholders to a two-day symposium in Anchorage later this month titled ‘Understan...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fall crab fishing season begins this month
October is national seafood month — and it marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry. The state’s biggest crab fisheries get under way in the Bering Sea on Oct. 15 — the Bristol Bay red king crab catch will hold steady at 7.8 million pounds, while the snow crab ha...
Oct 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Expect to see more tsunami debris on Alaska coastline
At least 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is still afloat, and at least half of it is expected to hit Alaska’s coastline. The region from Yakutat to Gore Point off the Kenai Peninsula will likely see the heaviest debris piles, but Southeast Alaska and other areas will see chun...
Oct 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Dutch Harbor still top fishing port
Dutch Harbor-Unalaska held onto the title of the nation’s top fishing port for the 15th year in a row, with over 700 million pounds of fish and crab crossing the docks there last year, a 36 percent increase from 2010. New Bedford, Massachusetts remained as the priciest port with landings, mostly ...
Sep 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Market unkind to fishermen
Alaska fishermen are feeling the squeeze of lower prices at the same time that their operating costs continue to spiral upwards. For halibut, in a reversal of trend and fortune, prices have dropped by 70 cents a pound in recent weeks. Dock prices usually peak from September until the halibut fish...
Sep 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets better than expected
As Alaska’s salmon season winds down, selling the bulk of the harvest gears up for seafood companies that purchased the pack. “This is the season for negotiations, you might say,” said salmon guru Gunnar Knapp, longtime fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage. “You never know th...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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