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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fish Factor: Projections out for summer fishing season

Alaska’s 2018 salmon season officially got underway this week with the first 12-hour opener on May 17 for sockeyes and kings returning to the...

Fish Factor: Commercial fishing ranks high as a dangerous job

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, with a fatality rate that is 23 times higher than for all...

Fish Factor: Funding shuffle bodes well for ADF&G

A shuffle in some funding leaves Alaska’s commercial fisheries division in good shape to manage the resources and target important projects across the state.At...

Early Cook Inlet fisheries pay big bucks

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen.The...

Halibut values facing strong headwinds

Alaska halibut is facing strong headwinds that have dampened the value of the catch shares needed to go fishing.Increasing imports of Atlantic halibut from...

Fish Factor: Lackluster forecast impacts salmon permit values

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for brokers in the buy/sell/trade business for Alaska salmon permits. But that’s not the case this...

Fish Factor: Trifecta of falling fish revenues anticipated

Alaska is expecting a reduced salmon harvest this year, setting up a trifecta of falling fish revenues for Alaska fishermen, coastal communities and state...

Fish Factor: Pacific halibut fishery faces challenges

Pacific halibut catches for 2018 won’t decline as severely as initially feared, but the fishery faces headwinds from several directions.Federal fishery managers announced just...

Message to shellfish buyers: get ugly

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encouraging their customers to put appearances aside.“We’re telling them...

Fish Factor: Old fishing nets reprocessed into high end plastics

More big bundles of old fishing nets will soon be on their way from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high end...




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