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Insurance tips for fishing vessels

It can be tricky knowing what insurances are best for your boat, while also covering injuries.

AK seafood market updates/outlooks highlighted in new report

February 23, 2017
A new ASMI report provides updates and outlooks for all major Alaska seafood species.

Biofuels from Algae and Seagrass, and Electricity from Eels

February 17, 2017

Seeking methods of fuel production that are in sync with nature is one of today’s biggest challenges. Not surprisingly, several solutions can be found beneath the sea.

Baits Lure Catches But With Little Credit

February 16, 2017

Baits are critical to fishermen’s catches for nearly every kind of gear. As with catches, bait supplies also can have ups and downs.

Mariculture team shapes plans for new industry; Public meeting Feb. 17

Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are just a few of the crops envisioned by Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture industry expansion. Public meeting on Friday.

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Alaska Fish Trivia

  • Alaska's fishing industry is the state's number one employer.
  • The average age of Alaska fishing permit holders is 49.
  • Kodiak Island is the second largest island in the U.S.
  • Alaska has 3,200 women crew members and 1,100 permit holders (3.7%).
  • 80% of Alaska's fish landings come from federal waters (3-200 miles).
  • 80% of Alaska's fishing vessels are less than 60 feet in length.
  • Alaska's largest catch is pollock.
  • The Salmon-30-Salmon jet: A crew of eight worked around the clock for 27 days at Associated Painters Inc. in Oklahoma City to paint the plane.


Salmon-30-Salmon Jet with fish on jet

Flying Fish takes on a new meaning with the Alaska Airlines Salmon-30-Salmon jet.


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