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Friday, July 28, 2017

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...

PWS wild salmon catch grows to 3.1 M fish

Harvesters boosted the Prince William Sound catch of wild salmon to 3.1 million fish through July 4, with the Copper River drift district deliveries...

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...

PWS salmon harvest reaches 1.7 M

Commercial salmon harvests in Prince William sound stood at nearly 1.8 million fish  on June 27, with the Chinook run about done and still...

Halibut charter vessels finding new fishing spots

A new University of Alaska Fairbanks study says halibut charter operators are changing fishing locations because of increasing fuel prices and new regulations.The study,...

Industrial fish wastes total nearly 10 million tons

A new university research report concludes that poor fishing practices and inadequate management result in industrial fishing fleets dumping nearly 10 million tons of...

PWS harvest tops one million fish

Commercial harvests of red salmon reached 378,000 fish in the Copper River drift district through June 20, as the run and harvest continued to...

NPFMC executive joins NOAA administration

After 27 years with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, including 15 as executive director, Chris Oliver is taking on a new challenge, as...

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...