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AK Mariculture Task Force moves forward with tribal collaboration

The Alaska Mariculture Task Force is moving forward with several advisory committees (AC) focused on research, development and environmental information, regulatory issues, investment and infrastructure, workforce development, public education and marketing. Sign up for mariculture updates.

Icing, freezing spray reports wanted by NOAA to improve forecasts

Weather watchers want reports of freezing spray, icing to improve forecasts.

ONE tapeworm found in ONE pink salmon by Czech angler in 2013 gives black eye to Alaska salmon industry. Send comments and tell him and CDC they are all wet!

A finding of one worm in ONE Alaska pink salmon prompted a visiting/sportfishing Czech researcher and the CDC to say it is dangerous to eat Pacific salmon. The ‘warning’ has played out in media reports across the nation/globe. Send comments to tell the researcher and CDC that they are all wet! Find more at

Chinook Salmon Study Follows Fish Behavior

January 16, 2017While many scientists are using genetics to determine where king salmon originate others are asking, where have all the King salmon gone? A recent study using satellite tags lead by Andy Seitz a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is studying just that.

Rep. Louise Stutes puts AK fisheries in legislative spotlight

The Alaska Legislature’s Fisheries Committee had to turn away interested legislators this session because the seven seats filled so fast.

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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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