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Laine Welch
 
Fish Factor: 2013 salmon season is one for the record books
As expected, Alaska’s 2013 salmon catch is one for the record books. Early tallies by state fishery managers show that fishermen caught 272 million salmon this summer, smashing the previous record of 221 salmon in 2005. The fishery was powered by a whopping catch of 219 million pinks. In terms of...
Oct 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government shutdown could stall crab season
Kodiak’s waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of “7 by’s” as boats stack their pots and gear up for the big crab fisheries in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open on October 15, with a harvest of 8.6 million pounds, similar to last year. A reopened Tanner crab fishe...
Oct 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Parnell answers questions about Chuitna coal mine
Governor Parnell took to the statewide airwaves last Tuesday to answer questions from Alaskans on APRN’s Talk of Alaska. Of fishing interest: A Cook Inlet set netter asked about his stance on the proposed Chuitna coal mine in Cook Inlet that would set a precedent by removing, among other things, ...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religion: Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is nightmare’s dream come true
Kodiak Island Experience…Alaska is a dream come true for Bud and Cherie Carter who spend summers at remote Kupreanof hosting visiting pastors and their wives who come for a week of rest and relaxation in a refuge from a busy, often hectic life. But this beautiful retreat on Kodiak Island’s west s...
Sep 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Pebble Mine withdrawal hailed as a victory
News that mining giant Anglo-American plans to withdraw from the Pebble Mine project was greeted with joy by opponents who hailed it as a victory for the people of Bristol Bay and for the region’s resources. Pebble would be the largest gold and copper mine in North America, and its location looms...
Sep 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Buyers look to expand fishing opportunities
Alaska’s record salmon season has permit brokers hopping as buyers seek to break into or expand their fishing opportunities in many fisheries. Notably, brokers say there is “a lot of great buzz” at Bristol Bay, despite a lackluster sockeye fishery that saw the bulk of the red run come and go eigh...
Sep 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: A record season for salmon
Alaska’s 2013 salmon season has yielded the largest catch ever, and the value of the fishery is also headed for the record books. The statewide catch on Sept. 6 was nearing 265 million fish – the old record was 222 million in 2005. A bumper run of pink salmon is behind the big harvest - the mindb...
Sep 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Report details fishing fleet
Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home? Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive, user friendly report ever done on Alaska’s seafood indus...
Sep 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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