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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can c...
Jan 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Loading up on sockeyes
Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market. Sockeyes are by far the most valuable salmon catch, often worth two-thirds of the value of Alaska’s entire salmon fishery. But last summer’s unexpected s...
Jan 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Factor: Increases in snow crab quota
Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab. Snow crab is Alaska’s largest crab fishery, underway now in the Bering Sea. The fleet has a slightly increased 61 million pound catch quota; boats also are tapping on a hefty bairdi ...
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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 | 31 31 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 | 13 13 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 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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