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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: Marketers mull smaller cans for pinks
Salmon season is just getting under way, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon — and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. “The challenge is to market all this fish and still maintain the value,” said Tyson Fick, communications director...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Copper River kings mark start of salmon season
Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year-round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the official start of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the fleet of more than 570 fishermen set out their nets on a beautiful day for the first 12-hour opener amidst ...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Commercial bigger for economy than sport
The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. report by the Deptartment of Commerce shows once and for all that in terms of values, jobs, sales and incomes the commercia...
May 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Acidifcation endangers pinks’ food source
The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice payday for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters. Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar per pound compared to the same time last year. Fresh halibut has been moving smoothly and demand is steady since the fishery opened in ...
May 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roe herring and 10-step programs
Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons, similar to the past five years. No gillnetters had signed up for the herring fishery. Test fishing from t...
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon permits continue to soar in price
Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed for sale at $150,000 to $170,000. That compares to...
Apr 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: 2014 salmon catch projected lower than 2013 total
Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon, a 47 percent drop from last year’s whopping 283 million fish. A pink catch of 95 million pushed t...
Apr 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Seiners to test waters for pollock
Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf. Except for a small jig fishery, the only pollock fishery operating in st...
Apr 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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