Markets are standing by for Alaska hagfish

Hagfish is the real name for what is commonly called slime eels and it could become a viable fishery with ready markets standing by.Little...
Snug in the harbor: The majority of Cordova’s gillnet fleet have put their boats away for the winter in the Cordova Boat Harbor, wrapping up the 2017 commercial salmon fishing season. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Fish Factor: Apprenticeship program lures younger crew

The clamor of “take me fishing” is taking on new meaning in Alaska.Prospects for a deckhand apprenticeship program just got a big lift from a...

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: 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...

Fish Factor: Company promotes farmed fish to save wild seafood

Recurring news headlines that have widely circulated about alarming declines of Pacific salmon have spawned a savvy new marketing strategy that tells consumers they...

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...

Fish Factor: 2017 fishing picks and pans

For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily...

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: The new blue economy

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology...

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...

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