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 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,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 24, 2014

Salmon permit prices continue to rise

Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 17, 2014

Salmon catch headed down in an off year for chums

Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all-species harvest of just under 133 million salmon,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 10, 2014

Kodiak seiners trying hand at pollock

Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    April 3, 2014

Nine vie for three Fish Board seats

Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Gov. Sean Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 27, 2014

Hatchery salmon return in big numbers

Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year – and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries. The 2013 Fisheries Enhancement Report by the Alaska...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 20, 2014

UAF looks to using the whole fish

Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards “head to tails” usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 13, 2014

Lenten menus include Alaska fish

March 5 marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what the burst in the holiday sales season from...

 

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