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Fish Radio Programs

Sound wave

Fish noises can help with research and management

NOAA Fisheries has ramped up its interest in listening to sea life. Since many popular fish make identifiable sounds, it offers potential for fisheries research and management.

Training seafood processing leaders
Credit: akseagrant.org

Training Alaska’s future seafood processing pros for 9 years

People often talk about the graying of the fleet and the need to build future ranks of fishermen. The same applies to Alaska processors who also need recruits to keep those companies working.

Sitka Sound roe herring fishery

Sitka Sound roe herring forecast for 2016 nearly doubles

The 2016 Sitka Sound roe herring forecast nearly doubles.

Made in America

Grants help Alaska companies compete with imports

Companies getting clobbered by low cost imports can get some relief from federal trade adjustment assistance programs.

Kodiak’s Westside Stories

November 23, 2015

“Where does it begin and where does it end? Geographically we can articulate it, but each person has a distinct starting point. It was the Beaver on which they flew to the east arm of Uganik for the first time. It was their earliest memories of stomping on jelly fish. It was the place of their birth and a birth of their ancestors. Although each person has their own Westside origin story, there is a real beginning to it all…”

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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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