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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: Robots find a role in seafood processing

Robots are cutting up snow crabs in Canada, a sign of things to come in the seafood processing industry.Overall, seafood processing has a relatively small...

Webber designs on board net washing system

There’s nothing that catches fish better than a brand new net.If you can maintain a clean net you’re fully optimizing your ability to catch.Bill...

Seafood uses go way beyond eating

(Editor’s note:  Laine Welch is traveling. This column offers a selection of some of her favorite seafood research items, from salmon sperm to seafood in ice...

Fish Factor: China is potential top customer for Alaska salmon

China holds big promise to become a top customer for Alaska salmon, and not just for the bright red fillets.Since 2011 China has been...

Fish Factor: Salmon fisheries would be hard hit by budget deadlock

Want a fishing license to crew on a salmon boat this summer? Got friends or family visiting who want to wet a line for...

Fish Factor: Homegrown shellfish and kelp gaining momentum

Homegrown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker’s visionary mariculture task...

Trump budget is bad news for fisheries

The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump Administration is bad news for anything that swims in or near U.S. waters.At a...

Fish Factor: Budget negotiations casting shadow over ADF&G plans

Alaska salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and...

Fish Factor: Federal reports update seafood economy

The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady.An eagerly anticipated...

Fish Factor: Salmon season opener coming up quick

Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than one week!The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at...

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