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 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 21, 2016

Legislature to consider fishing bills

Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting in this year’s 90-day Alaska legislative session, but two early fish bills (and one holdover) already are getting attention. One new measure...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 14, 2016

Mariculture coming into its own in Alaska

Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was OK’d by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 7, 2016

Fishing Picks and Pans for 2015

2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my no holds barred look back at the best and worst fish stories,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 24, 2015

Crab shell industry moves rapidly forward

Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams for fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time, it is happening in the USA and not...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 17, 2015

Idea of fish for Alaskans wins prize

Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in California. The contest, sponsored by Fish...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 10, 2015

Halibut stocks show signs of stabilizing

Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly in most regions again next year. Tha...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 3, 2015

Symphony adds 'Beyond the Egg' category

The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash and another new category has been added to the mix. For the 23rd year, the Symphony of Seafood in 2016 will showcase...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    November 26, 2015

ADF&G boards look at cutting costs some more

Alaskans are being asked to weigh in on two tough issues: budgets and halibut bycatch. First off, the state Boards of Fish and Game are asking for ideas on cutting costs within their annual meeting cy...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    August 13, 2015

Hearing outcomes could impact salmon fisheries

Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever. On Aug. 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for...

 
 By Tim McDonald    Fishing    June 25, 2015

Fish Talk

Editor’s Note: This week lifelong Sewardite Tim McDonald launches a column in The LOG about fishing and like on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. McDonald grew up on the bay working the family tug boats. He continued in the marine trades becoming a...

 
 Fishing    October 2, 2014

The Last of the Silvers

As the air gets colder and the north wind picks up, hardy fishermen continue to pull silvers out of Resurrection Bay....

 
 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...

 

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