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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.

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Trump budget would slash funds for fisheries

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IPHC boosts halibut catch limits for 2017

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Fish Factor: Seafood Symphony attracts eclectic entries

Candied salmon ice cream … poke snack kits … salmon bisque baby food … fish skin tote bags and pet oils ...Those are among...

Fish Factor: Fishery advocates seek more habitat protections

Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to...

Fish Factor: Fishing picks and pans for 2016

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