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...

Fish Factor: Five Alaska fisheries ports rank in nation’s top 10

Seafood Super PowerAlaska is the nation’s super power with five Alaska ports ranking in the top 10 for seafood landings and values.“Dutch Harbor keeps...

Fish Factor: Fishing families study coming to Kodiak

The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families’ lives. Managers set the dates and times, the when’s and where’s...
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,...
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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...

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...

Fish Factor: Flatulence on an epic scale is revealing

Got gas?  “Not since the campfire scene in Mel Brooks’s film Blazing Saddles has the world been exposed to flatulence on such an epic scale.”So...

Fish Factor: Nice pay day coming for salmon harvesters

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen.There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest...

Fish Factor: Kodiak braces for crash of cod stocks

Kodiak officials already are drafting a disaster declaration due to the crash of cod stocks throughout the Gulf of Alaska. The shortage will hurt...

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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