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Alaska Fish Radio aims to make all people aware of the economic, social and cultural importance of Alaska's seafood industry.

Alaska Fish Radio also aims to inspire more Alaskans to join the seafood industry as fishermen, processors, scientists and managers.

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Fish Radio Programs

Smaller sized halibut connected to fishing

Pacific halibut that weighed 120 pounds on average about 30 years ago tip the scales at under 45 pounds today. For the first time researchers are investigating impacts of fishing.

Alaska crab still getting conned by US labeling laws

Country of Origin labeling laws (COOL) don’t apply to Alaska crab because it is steamed before going to market. Boo Hiss!!

Top 10 Salmon Cities, Iowa aims to be #1 farmed salmon maker, Russian salmon haul

Top 10 Salmon Cities, Iowa aims to be #1 US farmed salmon maker, Russian salmon haul

Fishermen’s News 2017 Calendar Photo Contest

Aug. 23, 2016

There are only a few days left to submit fishing photos for the 2017 Fishermen’s News Calendar. 12 winning photos will be chosen to highlight the west coast fishing industry month to month. Fishermen’s News is the oldest fishing publication and has been the voice of the commercial fishing industry since 1945. This will be the seventh year they have produced the calendar, it is a gift they love giving to their subscribers year after year.

Fish Tech Training Goes Mobile

August 22, 2016

Fish Tech training courses have gone mobile with IPads allowing students to begin a career in fish science anywhere. The waterproof iPads contain lectures, videos, readings, even the exams. They are the latest tool that The University of Alaska Southeast is offering. Spring registration for the courses is now open to anyone interested in the field.

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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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