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Setnetting at Cook Inlet
Credit: alaskainpictures.com

AK Supreme Court heard arguments to send setnet ban to voters

Alaska Dispatch News by Suzanna Caldwell August 26, 2015 The state’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on whether a proposed ban on commercial setnet fishing in Alaska’s urban areas will be put to voters next year and had pointed questions about what the exact effects of such a ban might be. At issue is whether […]

The Blob
Credit: weatherchannel

Blob effects in Alaska being watched by Ocean Observing team

Fish deaths, drought in California – those sad happenings and more are being blamed on a giant blob of warm water pushed against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska.

Water for Chuitna salmon vs. Coal Mine: Decision by DNR due by Oct. 6  Credit:planetsave.com

Salmon vs. Coal Mine: Decision by DNR Due by Oct. 6

Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources must decide by Oct. 6 whether to approve a water reservation application sought by a citizens group for an in-stream flow reservation in salmon stream habitat that could potentially be strip-mined.

Chemical tags in ear bones track Bristol Bay Chinook salmon
Credit: adfg

Funding for AK Chinook salmon research gets slashed

Chinook Salmon Research was a casualty of this year’s budget cuts – the 5 year, $30 million dollar Initiative launched two years ago as a way to find out why Chinook stocks have been declining since 2007.

Pink Salmon Frenzy
Credit: detlaphiltdic.com

AK salmon catch tops forecast thanks to pinks; Updates

Fish Radio Salmon tops forecast thanks to pinks, Updates August 25, 2015 This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – What a difference a week makes! Pinks push the salmon catch past the forecast. More fishing updates after this – Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg now offers free gear and vessel listings. Check it […]

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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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