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


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Mariculture momentum in AK; Shellfish/seaweed growers gather in Anchorage

Alaska advocates are wasting no time forming guidelines to expand homegrown shellfish and seaweeds into a multi-billion dollar mariculture industry.

Gulf of AK groundfish catches to decline 20% for 2017; Sablefish is up in all regions

We reported this week that most Bering Sea fish stocks are booming, but that’s not the case the Gulf. Catches overall will decline 20% due to lower pollock and cod catches. Sablefish is up in all regions!

Pacific halibut stock appears to be holding steady; Likely ups/downs for catches

The Pacific halibut stock appears to have stabilized – that’s a take home message from the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s interim meeting continuing today in Seattle. Results from this year’s survey showed that overall stock abundance is down a bit, and the bulk of the fish remain small for their ages.

AK groundfish stocks are booming in the Bering Sea

Next week fishery managers will set Total Allowable Catches, or TACs, for groundfish in federal waters, meaning from three to 200 miles from shore. More than 80 percent of Alaska’s seafood poundage comes from those waters, and by all accounts the stocks are in great shape.

AK halibut longliners give feedback on new onboard observer program

To get better data on what’s coming over the rails, three years ago halibut managers expanded onboard observer coverage to include all Alaska longliners, no matter how small the boat. A new study gets feedback from fishermen.

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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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