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: 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...

Winter salmon study planned for Gulf of Alaska

Plans are underway for the International Year of the Salmon in 2019, sponsored in part by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.The NPAFC has for...

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: October is National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month, a distinction bestowed by Congress 30 years ago to recognize one of America’s oldest industries.Alaska merits special recognition because...

Fish Factor: Cautious optimism abounds for permit prices

It’s steady as she goes for the values of Alaska salmon fishing permits, with upticks in the wind at several fishing regions.“There’s a lot...

Fish Factor: Healthier eating favors more seafood

Millennials are now the nation’s “peak spenders” and they are gravitating towards healthier eating which favors more seafood.“We see year over year that there...
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: 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...

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...

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