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Salmon fishing at Bristol Bay

Permit buyback at Bristol Bay: Good idea, but how/who to pay for it …

Fishermen like the idea of permit buybacks at Bristol Bay – but question how to pay for it.

Nation's 'Fish Basket' off limits to oil/gas drilling
Credit: pewtrusts.com

Nation’s ‘Fish Basket’ saved from oil/gas drilling: Reactions

Waters of the Eastern Bering Sea that include Bristol Bay are off limits to oil and gas development indefinitely. President Obama took to YouTube on Tuesday to make the unexpected announcement —

ASMI winning photo, 2014
Malerie Gunderson, Sand Point

ASMI Fishing Photo Winners!

  The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fishing Families photo contest. Malerie Gunderson of Sand Point, Alaska will take home the grand prize of two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines with her artistic photo of a fish eye. The photo received over 2,200 votes from a […]

National Data Buoys
Credit: weather.gov

No complaints about ‘federal overreach’ when it comes to AK fish bucks

Complaints about federal overreach fall by the wayside when it comes to bringing home the fish bucks. As part of the $1.1 trillion budget to fund the government next year, many fisheries needs were well funded thanks to a bipartisan push by Alaska’s senators who are both on the all important Appropriations committee.

Determining crab ages
Lobster stomach bands, upper left;  Snow crab eye stock age bands, lower left 
 Credit: scitechdaily.com

Clues reveal crab ages for first time! Research ongoing in Juneau

Knowing the age compositions of marine stocks is crucial to sound management. Fish can be aged easily by examining their earbones or scales. Not so with crabs, because they molt.

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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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