Fish Factor: Pandemic costs to seafood processors are in the millions

Alaska seafood processors are paying tens of millions of dollars extra to cover costs from the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of it is coming out of pocket.

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...

U.S. seafood superpower is Alaska

Alaska is the nation’s superpower when it comes to seafood.American fishermen landed just shy of 10 billion pounds of fish and shellfish last year...

Boot camp’s aim is jump starting, nurturing businesses

Fishing vessels docked in Cordova Harbor on Aug. 5, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova TimesInvestment...

Fish Factor: Deadline is April 10 to comment on cod crash relief

The state of Alaska wants input on plans to distribute nearly $24.5 million in federal disaster relief funds for stakeholders and communities hurt by the 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash. Better make it quick – the deadline to comment is April 10.

Fish Factor: Alaska’s total salmon catch down 44% from 2019

Tamped down prices due to toppled markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic combined with low salmon returns to many Alaska regions added up to reduced paychecks for fishermen and will mean lower tax revenues for fishing communities.
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Fish Factor: Kelp could be potential source of biofuel

Editor’s note: The first item in this column is simply a long-term research project looking at the feasibility of producing biofuels in Alaska waters at...

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...

Tariff war takes bite out of Alaska seafood market share

So, how’s that trade war with China going?Up until last July, when the Trump Administration slapped a 25 percent tax on nearly all U.S. seafood imports...
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Fish Factor: SE Alaska residents oppose roadless rule exemption for Tongass

The federal government’s plan to raze more roads through the Tongass National Forest is facing strong headwinds from fishermen, Native groups and coastal communities throughout Southeast Alaska.

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