Fish Factor: Alaska’s seafood sales top $3 billion annually

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120 countries around the world, and comprising 55...

PWS pink salmon harvest near five odd year average

Commercial harvests in Prince William Sound reached 23.7 million salmon, with the preliminary count on humpies alone at 17.4 million fish.  While that’s nowhere near the...

Festival goal: music, food, less trash Aug. 4-6

Festival goers eyes will be on all four stages Aug. 4-6, as Salmonfest 2017 gets underway at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Soldotna, but behind the scenes...

Harvest statewide grows to 77 M +

Processors in Prince William Sound received nearly 18 million salmon through July 19, as the statewide commercial harvest soared upwards of 77 million fish.In...

Fish Factor: Higher prices offered for commercial salmon catch

As predicted, Alaska fishermen are getting higher prices for their salmon this year.It’s good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in...

New bill introduced on labeling GE salmon

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced new legislation mandating that genetically engineered salmon be so labeled.The Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act would also require...

Statewide commercial salmon harvest hits 48 M

Wild salmon harvests in Prince William Sound rose to nearly 8 million fish through July 11, more than double the 3.1 million fish delivered...

PWS wild salmon catch grows to 3.1 M fish

Harvesters boosted the Prince William Sound catch of wild salmon to 3.1 million fish through July 4, with the Copper River drift district deliveries...

PWS harvest tops one million fish

Commercial harvests of red salmon reached 378,000 fish in the Copper River drift district through June 20, as the run and harvest continued to...

As new districts open, harvest nears 2 million fish

A preliminary state count of commercially caught wild salmon indicates the statewide harvest will top 2 million fish this week, including upwards of 573,000...

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