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AK salmon prices declined at wholesale this summer

Every four months Alaska processors provide price reports for how much they sold various salmon products at wholesale by region. For the peak of the season from May through August, most prices were lower than at the same time last year.

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Crabbers aim for recruits into Bering Sea fisheries

Crabbers have devised a way to recruit young entrants into the Bering Sea fisheries.

Pacific Sky Power Cat 30 prototype

Sail power, retractable hulls fuel cleaner cargo ship design

Wind powered cargo ships fueled by a grassroots campaign.

Ports, Poundage, Values
Credit: noaa.gov

Dock prices by AK region/species, 2011-2013

Fishermen talk prices more than just about any other topic, but prices can often be tough to come by.

bairdi Tanner crab
Credit: wikipedia

Bump up for Bering sea crab; groundfish catches up next

big bump for Bristol Bay king crab; not so for Southeast. Crab numbers and more after this –

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Copper River first salmon prices dip

Reports from the first opener at Copper River say it was very slow going. Here’s the news from one highliner:

Taku and other rivers flowing from Canada to AK 
Credit: Rivers Without Borders

Mining Network meets in Anchorage, Threats to Southeast AK from Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY May 8, 2014                                                                                           MEDIA CONTACTS: Paula Dobbyn, pdobbyn@tu.org, 907-230-1513; Chris Zimmer, zimmer@riverswithoutborders.org, 907-988-8173 HEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and concludes at noon. A media opportunity for interviews and photographs will occur immediately afterward. WHEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May […]

Southeast AK troll Chinook harvest to triple from last year

                      Juneau Empire May 5, 2014    by Mary Catherine Martin High 2013 salmon returns and high escapement projections for non-Alaska rivers are working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled from last year. The […]

Togiak herring is open!

 Sunday, April 27, 2014 Togiak Herring opening announcement  This is the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Dillingham with an announcement regarding the Togiak herring fishery. Department staff flew an aerial survey of the Togiak District today and were able to document threshold biomass. Herring were observed primarily along Cape Constantine and in Kulukak […]

Alaskans Win Major Victory to Challenge Coal Strip Mine Permits

State’s loser pays attorneys’ fees law violates rights of citizens, must be rewritten

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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 47.
  • 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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