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Pots for catching black cod
Credit: Neptune Marine Products

Fish-related budget cuts; Fish Board actions at Sitka

A first look at fish related budget cuts, and the Board of Fish wraps up in Sitka.

Cod opens, halibut and herring next: Alaska Updates

Alaska’s biggest fisheries begin in January, and March brings even more boats to the fishing grounds.

ghost pots

Abandoned Crab Pots Can Be a Killer

Dive into Women’s Bay, an inlet located on the island of Kodiak and you will find a graveyard of lost or abandoned crab pots or as NOAA’s diving biologist Pete Cummiskey likes to call “Ghost Pots.”

Water rights for wild salmon or coal mine? DNR to decide. Comments extended to April 9

The state is getting ready to choose between giving water rights to sustain wild salmon or to Alaska’s largest coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet. If it opts for the mine, the decision will set a troubling legal precedent – it means the same could soon be coming to a river near you.

Wild Salmon Streams or Coal Mine for China? Comments extended to April 9

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) opened a 15-day public comment period today on the Chuitna Citizens Coalition’s application to keep water in streams for salmon on Middle Creek. Middle Creek is an important salmon tributary of the Chuitna River watershed in Upper Cook Inlet where PacRim Coal proposes to strip mine through nearly 14 miles of salmon streams.

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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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