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 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...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    March 6, 2014

Shellfish dissolve as policy makers quibble

Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, U.S. policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean. Any kid’s chemistry set will show that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    February 20, 2014

Pollock looks good as halibut bait

Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    February 13, 2014

Alaska seafood free of Fukushima radiation

Alaska seafood is free of radiation stemming from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster. That was the take home message from the Alaska Department of Conservation to the state...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    February 6, 2014

Seafood galas feature new products

Eleven new seafood products from seven companies are set to be showcased at the upcoming Symphony of Seafood galas in Seattle and Anchorage. In its 21 years, the event has introduced and promoted...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 30, 2014

Group vows to get setnet ban on ballot

A measure aimed at banning salmon setnetting is being held afloat by backers. The ban includes the Anchorage area, much of the Kenai Peninsula, Valdez and Juneau. It would completely eliminate Cook In...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 23, 2014

Treadwell talks about connection with fish

Good science should drive all fisheries decisions, and Lite Guv Mead Treadwell says he has the chops to maintain a true course. Treadwell, a Republican who hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 16, 2014

Walmart learns about Alaska fishing

Walmart reps were in Juneau the week before last to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries, and to make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Alaska’s sa...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 9, 2014

Dungeness catch doubles over last year

Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. The deep of winter is when Alaska’s largest...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    January 2, 2014

Fishing 2013, Fish Picks and Pans

Alaska’s seafood industry worked hard again in 2013 to ramp up its message to policy makers, most of whom still tend to overlook the industry’s economic significance to the state and beyond. What...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 26, 2013

Fish Facts shows where fish money flows

Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 19, 2013

Kodiak celebrates with Harbor Lights Festival

It’s traditional during the Christmas season to decorate a down town with lights – for Kodiak and other coastal communities “downtown” means the boat harbor. This month, alongside the local bu...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 12, 2013

IPHC recommends lower catch limits

It comes as no surprise that the recommendations for next year’s halibut catches are down again for all regions except Southeast Alaska. Fishery scientists with the International Pacific Halibut...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Fishing    December 12, 2013

Memorial receives grant

Ron Long and Arne Hatch look pretty happy as they receive a check from Dot Bardarson with the local Holland America board. The grant is being matched by the Rasmusson Foundation for continued...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    December 5, 2013

IPHC decides quotas this week

Will Alaska’s halibut catches be cut again next year? That’s the big question as the industry braces for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s interim meeting this week in Seattle. By...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    November 28, 2013

More Alaskans employed in fishing

More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running. That’s according to the November Alaska Economic Trends by the state Labor...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    November 21, 2013

Shrimp, canned tuna, salmon top U.S. list

Americans remained true to their seafood favorites last year with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topped the list of the 10 most popular seafoods. That’s according to the National Fisheries...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Fishing    November 14, 2013

Fishing changes reviewed locally

One of the regulatory changes proposed by Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association could eliminate the only local beach-based sport fishery in the Seward area according to Seward Fish & Game Advisory...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    November 14, 2013

Observers seeing significant discards

Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs. For nearly four decades, that has been the job of f...

 
 By Laine Welch    Fishing    November 7, 2013

Seward is 23rd top fishing port in the U.S.

For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s top fishing port with 752 million pounds crossing those docks last year, valued at $214 million. The No. 2 port for landings again...

 
 Fishing    November 7, 2013

Fishing proposals open for comment

[Update: Meeting location was changed to the Seward Community Library Museum.] Several proposed changes are before the Alaska State Board of Fisheries to reduce the limits on king salmon fishing,...

 

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