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Cordova, AK
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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...

Humpy harvest in PWS jumps to 29M

Pink salmon harvests are now coming on strong, up from 19.7 million humpies through Aug. 2 to in excess of 29 million through Aug....

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...

PWS pink salmon harvest near five odd year average

Commercial harvests in Prince William Sound reached 23.7 million salmon, with the preliminary count on humpies alone at 17.4 million fish.  While that’s nowhere near the...

Festival goal: music, food, less trash Aug. 4-6

Festival goers eyes will be on all four stages Aug. 4-6, as Salmonfest 2017 gets underway at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Soldotna, but behind the scenes...

Harvest statewide grows to 77 M +

Processors in Prince William Sound received nearly 18 million salmon through July 19, as the statewide commercial harvest soared upwards of 77 million fish.In...

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...

New bill introduced on labeling GE salmon

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced new legislation mandating that genetically engineered salmon be so labeled.The Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act would also require...

Statewide commercial salmon harvest hits 48 M

Wild salmon harvests in Prince William Sound rose to nearly 8 million fish through July 11, more than double the 3.1 million fish delivered...