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Laine Welch
Fish Factor: 2014 fish picks and pans
Biggest fish wait and see: Senator-elect Dan Sullivan Trickiest fishing conundrum: Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska Best fishing career builder: University of Alaska/Southeast for its hydraulics and vessel electronics courses, fish tech training – all available on-line. Best Fish Give...
Jan 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fishing season heats up in Alaska
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case. The heart of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or pots begin plyin...
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Next Senate fish chairman will not be Alaskan
It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act. Congress voted unanimously last week to extend a moratorium for three years that exempts commercial fishing vessels 79 feet and under from needi...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pacific halibut stocks rising
The Pacific halibut stock appears to be rising from the ashes and that bodes well for catches in some fishing regions net year. It would turn the tide of a decades-long decline that has caused halibut catches to be slashed by more than 70 percent in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia...
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing industry to get first glimpse of 2015 halibut catches
It’s the time of year when Alaska’s fishery meetings kick into high gear — with five set for this week alone. The industry will get a first glimpse of potential 2015 halibut catches when the International Pacific Halibut Commission convenes Dec. 2-3 in Seattle. It’s been a wait-and-see attitude a...
Dec 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Banner year for salmon catch expected in 2015
Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers. For the state’s (and nation’s) largest fishery, Alaska pollock, the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its 10-year average to top 9 million tons, or 20 billion pound...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster
Commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since 2000, according to the state Department of Labor. Driven primarily by an increased salmon harvest, notably from the record run of pinks, fishing jobs grew by nearly 2.5 percent last year. That brought the annual monthly average to 8...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Congress poised to cut fish pirates out of seafood trade
Alaska claimed the nation’s top three fishing ports for seafood catches last year, and wild salmon landings — 95 percent from Alaska — topped one billion pounds, an all time record and a 70 percent increase from 2012. That’s according to the annual Fisheries of the US report for 2013, just releas...
Nov 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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