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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: The new blue economy

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology...

Fish Factor: Fall remains one of the busiest fishery seasons

Alaska’s salmon season is nearly a wrap but fall remains as one of the fishing industry’s busiest times of the year.For salmon, the catch...

Fish Factor: Alaska sea cucumber may have medicinal benefits

Editor’s note: Sea cucumbers and their extracts have gained much interest among researchers and nutritionists because of their nutritive value, potential health benefits and...

Fish Factor: Statewide salmon harvest will be short of forecast

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some regions, the statewide take will fall a bit...

Drop in value of US dollar helps seafood sales

The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies.While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s...

Fish Factor: Home Meal kits offer new market for wild Alaska seafood

Alaska aims to get in on the growing popularity of Home Meal kits that will deliver seafood directly to American kitchens.The kits typically offer...

Fish Factor: ‘Time for a checkup from the neck up’

“It’s time for a checkup from the neck up” – meaning an industry time out to evaluate fishing operations and behaviors, advises Jerry Dzugan,...

Fish Factor: Alaska’s seafood sales top $3 billion annually

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120 countries around the world, and comprising 55...

UFA Sweepstakes underway 

As state lawmakers mull ways to update permitting laws to protect salmon habitat, a dual sweepstakes is using text messaging and social media as...

Fish Factor: Higher prices offered for commercial salmon catch

As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year.It’s good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in...

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