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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 | 62 62 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 | 58 58 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 | 52 52 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 | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Budget impasse could shut down salmon
The budget impasse with Alaska legislators is wreaking havoc on salmon fisheries across the state, and the industry is bracing for the possibility of a complete shutdown in some regions. If lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 1, all state workers will be on notice for layoffs starting July ...
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Small fish, high prices open salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially got under way on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high prices were the talk of the town. The first opener produced a catch of 25,000 sockeye and about 1,500 kings. “It was pretty slow to start. ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Rebates offered for baleen whale pingers
Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six-inch, battery-operated tubes are tied into fishing nets and transmit animal-specific signals every five seconds to alert the animals to keep their distance. “Pingers can be really helpf...
May 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Sale of test catch to support ADF&G work
In the face of Alaska’s multibillion-dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing. We don’t like to catch fish or crab or anything just to...
May 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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