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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Laine Welch

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Laine Welch of Kodiak has been covering news of Alaska’s seafood industry for print and broadcast since 1991. Visit her website at www.alaskafishradio.com.

Fish Factor: Salmon season looks very promising

A brighter outlook for Alaska’s upcoming salmon season just got even better.Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is...

Fish Factor: EM will soon be tracking fish data for longline, pot gear

Automation is coming to Alaska fishing boats in the form of cameras and sensors to track what’s coming and going over the rails.Starting next...

Domestic seafood sales are on an upswing

Seafood sales at American retail stores are on an upswing and should remain that way for the foreseeable future. Better yet – demand for fish...

Navy moves ahead with NE17 plans

The required permits are not yet in hand, but the U.S. Navy is moving full steam ahead on its plans to conduct war training...

Fish Factor: Big humpy catch could boost salmon harvest

Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year’s catch, due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks.An...

Trump budget would slash funds for fisheries

Massive cuts could be in store for the agencies and people who provide the science and stewardship to preserve and protect our planet.The budget...

Reduced catch brings record prices for crab

Alaska crabbers are hauling back pots from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, and reduced catches are resulting in record prices for their efforts.The...

Fish Factor: Puppy Love salmon treats creating jobs in Seldovia

Puppy Love will soon be putting more people to work in Seldovia, a town of less than 300 people at the tip of the...

Fish Factor: Fellows program promotes salmon issues

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s fisheries – it almost singlehandedly spawned the push for statehood nearly 60 years ago. A new Alaska Salmon...

IPHC boosts halibut catch limits for 2017

More Pacific halibut will be going to market this year due to an overall boost in the harvests for the West Coast, British Columbia...