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Laine Welch
 
FISH FACTOR: Groundfish stocks up for coming season
Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the new year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other groundfish account for nearly 85 percent of Alaska’s harvest poundage, and 67 percent of the nation’s total groundfish harvests. Those numbers...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Clean extraction brings chiton back to USA
Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams from fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time, it is happening in the U.S.A. and not overseas. The entrepreneurs at Tidal Vision in October made the leap from their labs in Juneau to a p...
Dec 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Program bringing Alaska fish to Alaskans
Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in California. The contest, sponsored by Fish 2.0, awards creative approaches that build demand for sustainable seafood, reduce waste and suppo...
Dec 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Lower halibut catch advised
Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly in most regions again next year. That’s if fishery managers accept the catch recommendations by halibut scientists, which they don’t ...
Dec 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Seafood contest adding ‘Beyond the Egg’
The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix. For the 23rd year, the Symphony of Seafood in 2016 will showcase innovative new products that are entered both by major Alaska seafood companies and small mom and ...
Nov 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Expected Tanners fail to appear in west
The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region ( Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula), leaving fishermen and managers wondering where all the crab has gone. State managers for several years have been tracking a huge plug o...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Differential GPS slated for shut-down
Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year and led all U.S. states in terms of seafood landings and values.  “The Alaska port of Dutch Harbor continued to lead the nation with the highest amount of seafood landings — 761.8 million pounds, 87 percent of which was walle...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Fish pirates stealing big chunks of catch
Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing accounts for one-fifth of global catches, according to the Global Ocean Commission, valued at $10 billion to $25 billion each ye...
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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