European seafood buyers came to Dutch Harbor to learn more about the industry, on a trip coordinated by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The group, from left, includes Megan Rider, ASMI; Pat Shanahan, Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers; Helen Oxley, Young’s; Carolina Nascimento, ASMI Brazil; Marta Otero, Pescanova; Greta Lelesiene and Rasa Matijosaitiene, Viciuni Group; Alice Ottoson-McKeen, ASMI; Liliana Marques, Soguima; and Elisabeth Lyfoung, Gelazur. Photo courtesy of ASMI

Fish Factor: European seafood buyers observe Dutch Harbor operations

The nation’s top fishing port welcomed seven European seafood buyers in late January – all women – and showed off its massive seafood industry...

Fish Factor: Alaska’s seafood sales top $3 billion annually

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120 countries around the world, and comprising 55...

Fish Factor: NIOSH device prevents injuries, death from rotating winch

The most common piece of gear on a seine vessel is also one of the deadliest – the rotating capstan winch used for winding...
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: 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: Chum salmon had record catches in 2017

Chum salmon returned home to Alaska this year in numbers never seen before from Southeast to Kotzebue, and set catch records statewide and in...
Trident Seafoods’ mobile kitchen, a retrofitted FedEx truck, offers consumers pollock burgers, fish and chips and more. Photo courtesy of Trident Seafoods

Fish Factor: Trident promotes Alaska Pollock via mobile kitchen

Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest food fishery, usually producing more than three billion pounds each year. The flaky whitefish dominates in fish sticks,...

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...

Fish Factor: Challenging year ahead for commercial fleets

It’s going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the...

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...

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