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Fish Factor: Projected salmon catch numbers up
More wild salmon from Alaska will make its way to world markets this year if forecasts hold true for the 2013 season. State salmon managers are projecting a catch of nearly 179 million fish, 30 percent more than the 2012 harvest of 127 million salmon. Pushing the higher catch is a robust return o...
Mar 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Salmon markets favorable this year
In a word, the outlook for Alaska salmon markets this year is favorable. That’s the conclusion of Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage, in an overview of world markets to Alaska legislators. Knapp cited three key factors for the short-term outlook: lower sockeye...
Feb 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Bill would make dumping sewage easier for cruise ships
Dilution is the solution for pollution sums up the Parnell Administration policy when it comes to cruise ship discharges in Alaska waters. A bill being moved quickly by state lawmakers will repeal a 2006 citizens’ initiative that requires cruise ships to meet Alaska water quality standards at the...
Feb 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Volunteers wanted to test money-saving energy audits
Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consuming energy and find places where it might be wasted or ...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Halibut catch limit declines by 7.5 percent
Halibut catches weren’t slashed as badly as people feared, although they still continue on a downward trend — and the outlook is grim. A coastwide catch of 31 million pounds was approved on Friday by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, a decline of 7.5 percent from last year, and far be...
Jan 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Final push to stop genetically modified fish
Fishing groups, consumers and health organizations are launching a final push to prevent genetically modified fish from getting the nod for American dinner plates. During the holidays, the Food and Drug Administration issued its environmental assessment concluding that the fish, tweaked to grow a...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Sales of catch shares are in a stall
There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall. Permit values are up and down depending on region, and interest reflects how the salmon runs have been coming in. for example At Bristol Bay, where sockeye runs for two years have been down and a...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Prince William Sound top region for salmon
Prince William Sound topped all other Alaska regions for salmon catches last year – but not by much. Fishermen in the Sound squeaked by their colleagues in the Panhandle by just 44 fish to get the No. 1 ranking for the 2012 season. The tally: 34,390,000 salmon crossed the docks at PWS compared to...
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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