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Laine Welch
 
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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FISH FACTOR: Pollock is Alaska's largest food fishery
When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will be called in U.S. commerce. For pollock, one of the most widely eaten sea foods in the U.S., the FDA applies the “Alaska” moniker to all f...
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: Crabbers sour on possible shutdown
Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. A shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by two days, costing the fleet more than $5 million i...
Sep 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Annual ‘crab map’ showing big drops
Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year, based on results from the annual summer surveys. The annual report by NOAA Fisheries called “The Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Bottom Trawl Survey: Results from Commercial Crab Species” (long dubbed t...
Sep 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska commercial fish director resigns
Alaska’s fishing industry was surprised and dismayed by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave the job on October 2nd. “I’m resigning due to family reasons, aging parents…I just can’t be in the state full time like this job demands,” R...
Sep 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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FISH FACTOR: The Blob causing havoc on Alaska
Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters – those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska. “They call it the Blob because o...
Aug 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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