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: Trump’s seafood tariffs are impacting Alaska

More seafood tariffs in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China are hitting Alaska coming and going.On July 6 the first 25 percent tax...

Fish Factor: Growth coming in mariculture sector

Sixteen new applicants hope to begin growing shellfish and seaweed businesses in just over 417 acres of tideland areas in Alaska, thanks to the...

Fish Factor: Is it a blip, or are cod stocks returning?

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak.Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering...

Winter salmon study planned for Gulf of Alaska

Plans are underway for the International Year of the Salmon in 2019, sponsored in part by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.The NPAFC has for...

Fish Factor: Women are everywhere in Alaska seafood industry

Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry.Women comprise roughly half of the world’s...

Fish Factor: Season may be a bust for most harvesters

Alaska’s salmon fisheries continue to lag alarmingly in several regions, with overall catches down by a third from the same time last year.The single...

Trade war impacts seafood going to and from China

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China.China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood...

Fish Factor: Sockeye salmon running way below average

Sockeye salmon catches often add up to half of the value of Alaska’s total salmon fishery, and the so-called reds dominate the season’s early...

Fish Factor: China’s new tariff on seafood raises concerns

Shockwaves rocked the Alaska seafood industry when China announced on June 15 that it will add an additional 25 percent tariff on seafood imports...

Fish Factor: Alaska Net Hack Challenge coming to Anchorage

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in...






















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