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: China’s new tariff on seafood raises concerns

Shockwaves rocked the Alaska seafood industry when China announced on June 15 that it will add an additional 25 percent tariff on seafood imports...
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Fish Factor: Growing sea otter population has voracious appetite

Sea otters and their devastating impacts on Southeast Alaska shellfish were among the many emotionally-charged topics at the state Board of Fisheries marathon meeting...

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...
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Fish Factor: Markets are emerging for fish parts

State seafood marketers are rebranding fish parts as ‘specialty’ products and mapping a path for millions more dollars in sales.Alaska’s fisheries produce more than...

Fish Factor: Statewide salmon harvest will be short of forecast

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some regions, the statewide take will fall a bit...

Fish Factor: Women are everywhere in Alaska seafood industry

Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry.Women comprise roughly half of the world’s...

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: 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...

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...

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