Fish Factor: Salmon permit values remain stagnant

Values for Alaska salmon permits have remained stagnant all year, except for two regions, and costs for halibut quota shares have plummeted.For salmon permits,...

Fish Factor: Begich speaks easily on a wide range of fishery topics

“With fisheries, it’s almost the forgotten resource of our state as an economic driver. It’s almost like they are an afterthought. We have to realign...

Fish Factor: Dunleavy is a no-show for Kodiak fisheries debate

Rack up another empty seat on the Alaska debate stage for Mike Dunleavy.The Republican candidate for Alaska governor bailed out of Kodiak’s traditional fisheries...

Fish Factor: Stocks appear to be heading north

Catches for next year’s groundfish fisheries reflect ups and downs for Alaska’s key species – Pollock and cod – and the stocks appear to...

BSAI shellfish season opens Oct. 15

Crab catches dominate Alaska’s fish news in early October as boats gear up for mid-month openers in the Bering Sea.As expected, crabbers will see...

Fish Factor: Hatchery program under attack

Salmon that begin their lives in Alaska hatcheries often save the day for thousands of fishermen when returns of wild stocks are a bust. This year...

Fish Factor: Commerce Department advocating to boost aquaculture

Offshore fish farms could soon dot the sea scape along with those oil and gas platforms being proposed for U.S. waters by  President Donald...

Fish Factor: Fall fisheries are getting underway

As Alaska’s salmon season draws to a close, lots of fall fisheries are just getting underway from Ketchikan to the Bering Sea.Southeast is one...

Fish Factor: Kelp-based beer created by Kodiak Island Brewery

Gov. Bill Walker christened Alaska’s first kelp-based beer during a recent swing through Kodiak.The beer was created at the Kodiak Island Brewery using local...
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Fish Factor: Cell phones employed to bounty hunt for lost gear

Cell phones are being used by fishermen to bounty hunt for lost fishing gear for pay. California fishermen created the retrieval project last year along...

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