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: The new blue economy

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology...

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...
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Fish Factor: Fall remains one of the busiest fishery seasons

Alaska’s salmon season is nearly a wrap but fall remains as one of the fishing industry’s busiest times of the year.For salmon, the catch...

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: 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...

BSAI shellfish season opens Oct. 15

Crab catches dominate Alaska’s fish news in early October as boats gear up for mid-month openers in the Bering Sea.As expected, crabbers will see...

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: Lackluster forecast impacts salmon permit values

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for brokers in the buy/sell/trade business for Alaska salmon permits. But that’s not the case this...

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