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 By Laine Welch    Fishing    September 18, 2014 

Sullivan reconsiders, commits to fishery debate

Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all. Sullivan was able to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    September 11, 2014

Sullivan cancels appearance at fisheries debate

“Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Sen. Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 28, 2014

Researchers look into declining Chinook

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 21, 2014

Russia's food ban to have far reaching impact

Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage last week when Russia banned imports of...

 
 By Fish Factor Laine Welch www.alaskafishradio.com    Fishing    August 14, 2014

Republican candidates tackle sockeye salmon spawning

Breached mine tailings dams be damned!As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the Mount Polley gold/copper mine disaster in British Columbia,Republican candidates vying for US...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 7, 2014

Senators come together to address deck washing

Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the U.S. Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief from harvesters across the nation and kudos to a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 31, 2014

Public input sought on many issues

Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 24, 2014

Gender discussion entering the fish zone

It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20 a pound, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 17, 2014

Unmanned gliders providing important data

Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound. “It’s been hugely...

 
 Fishing    July 17, 2014

For kids only!

For three days kids age 15 or younger, were given the chance to have the Seward Lagoon all to themselves. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said the catch limit was two king salmon per person....

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 10, 2014

Bristol Bay sockeye run coming in strong

With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    July 3, 2014

Fishing season kicks into high gear

Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 26, 2014

Sockeye season looking risky

Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 19, 2014

Websites show where candidates stand on fishing

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas, timber and tourism combined. The...

 
 Fishing    June 19, 2014

Halibut tourney heating up

Greg Caldwell from Anchorage has taken the lead in the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Seward Halibut Tournament with a catch of a 171.6-pound halibut aboard the Sea Quest (Alaska Northern Outfitters)....

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 12, 2014

Several factors affect salmon prices

Several factors affected salmon prices Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry, the...

 
 Fishing    June 12, 2014

Snagging nets big returns

Over the past couple of weeks flocks of anglers have swarmed the shores of Resurrection Bay from McDonald's on Nash Road to Waterfront Park, looking to snag a salmon, Most have succeeded handily as...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    June 5, 2014

Frankenfish amendment goes to Senate floor

If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee...

 
 Fishing    June 5, 2014

Fishing turns on reds, halibut

Anglers are making big hauls all around Resurrection Bay from dock, beach, shore and boat. Red salmon fishing is reportedly excellent at McDonald's along Nash Road and at the north shore near the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 29, 2014

ASMI dives into promoting pinks

Salmon season is just getting underway, but seafood companies are still selling last summer’s record catch of 226 million pink salmon – and it has prompted lots of creative thinking. “The...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 22, 2014

Salmon season starts at Copper River

Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the “official start” of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the...

 
 Fishing    May 22, 2014

Kids take to fish in water

As the outstanding weather pulled Sewardites toward all points of the compass, Kid's Fishing Day joined the Exit Glacier Run, Seward Harbor Opening Weekend and a variety of outdoor activities in...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 15, 2014

Commercial fishing nets most revenue

The debate over which sector, commercial or recreational fishing, provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual “Fisheries Economics of the U.S.” report by the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 8, 2014

Halibut, sablefish prices up this spring

The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice pay day for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters. Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar a pound compared to the same time...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    May 1, 2014

Herring fishery gets underway, prices down

Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons,...

 

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