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AK scientists send sablefish to food banks instead of overboard

Sablefish, or black cod, are one of the priciest, high end fish, and Alaska waters are home to the biggest stocks. But numbers – as measured by the amount of spawning females – have been decreasing about 3 percent a year since 2004, and researchers aim to find out why.

Crabbers survey stocks for science; Recon for red king crab at Adak

Crabbers who target golden king crab along the far flung Aleutian Islands are setting out pots for science. The goal is to get more data on the golden stocks and to expand fishing opportunities.

Lots of AK fishing going on; 3 new names for Fish Board

February keeps Alaska’s fishing momentum going with even more to come. Fishermen have been hauling in cod since the year began …

AK halibut catches, season runs March 19-Nov. 7, more ….

For the first time in recent memory, the Pacific halibut stocks seem to be stabilizing and catch limits for this year reflect it.

Coastwide halibut catches for 2016 increase by 2.3% = 29.89m pounds

Pacific halibut catches increased by 2.3 percent!

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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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