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Laine Welch
 
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 | 85 85 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 | 95 95 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 | 95 95 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 | 86 86 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 | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Herring finding way back to US menus
There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, health fish to the dining scene. “There’s more herring eaten all over the world than you ca...
Jun 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Cleaner Kenai boaters get discounts
Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su Valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so. A pilot program launched this spring is an offshoot of Cook Inletkeeper’s Clean Boating program that began in the Valley five years ago. “It all start...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Kodiak vessel stars on ‘Mighty Ships’
Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular “Mighty Ships” programs have taken notice. “Mighty Ships” producers search for unique ships around the world and its seven-year run has featured a wide ran...
Jun 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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