Fish Factor: Stocks appear to be heading north

Catches for next year’s groundfish fisheries reflect ups and downs for Alaska’s key species – Pollock and cod – and the stocks appear to...

Early Cook Inlet fisheries pay big bucks

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen.The...

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: Projections out for summer fishing season

Alaska’s 2018 salmon season officially got underway this week with the first 12-hour opener on May 17 for sockeyes and kings returning to the...
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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 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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