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Wednesday, June 28, 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: Fishing picks and pans for 2016

The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is...

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Fish Factor: Bristol Bay harvest impacts salmon prices elsewhere

With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay?It can be summed up...

Bristol Bay harvest impacts salmon prices elsewhere

With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay?It can be summed up...

Fish Factor: Groundfish allocation in GOA will be mixed bag

Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska.Fishery managers will set 2017 catches in...

Fish Factor: Salmon prices were tops dockside for 2014-2015

Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year,...

Fish Factor: UA adds degrees to fisheries, ocean programs

Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and ocean specialists - and plenty of jobs await.Since 1987,...

Fish Factor: Fast, furious red king crab fishery is over

It was fast and furious for Alaska’s premiere crab fishery with the fleet catching the nearly eight million pound red king crab quota at...

Fish Factor: Ante is up for shares of halibut catch

As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in...

Fish Factor: Salmon permit prices take a nosedive

By Laine WelchFor The Cordova TimesValues of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nosedive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few...