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Fish Factor: Alaska seafood free of radiation
Alaska seafood is free of radiation stemming from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster. That was the message from the Alaska Department of Conservation to the state Senate Resources Committee at a recent hearing. Citing information from the Environmental Protection Agency, ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Potential setnet ban apposed by fishing groups
A measure to ban salmon set-netting is being kept afloat by backers. The ban would cover the Anchorage area, much of the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. It would completely eliminate Cook Inlet set-netting and affect roughly 500 fishing families in all. Two weeks ago, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell ...
Jan 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Talking fish with Treadwell
Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell says he has the chops to maintain a true course. Treadwell, a Republican who hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in November’s election, paid a recent visit to Kodiak and “talked fish” in a brief interview...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Walmart looks at Alaska salmon
Walmart representatives were in Juneau last week to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries and make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Last year, Alaska’s salmon industry opted out of the high-priced certifying program Walmart uses as its seafood purcha...
Jan 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: New year brings new fishing seasons statewide
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. Deep winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get under way each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or big pots begin plying the...
Jan 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Fishing facts
Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705. To help policymakers and the public become better i...
Dec 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: IPHC scientists recommend smaller halibut quotas
It comes as no surprise that the recommendations for next year’s halibut catches are down again for all regions except Southeast Alaska. Fishery scientists with the International Pacific Halibut Commission have recommended a 2014 coastwide commercial catch total of 24.45 million pounds, a 21 perc...
Dec 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Alaska halibut cuts
Will Alaska’s halibut catches be cut again next year? That’s the big question as the industry braces for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s interim meeting this week in Seattle. By all accounts, there appear to be lots of halibut in Alaska waters, but their unusually slow growth rates...
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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