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Safety regs

Volunteer vessels needed to guide new USCG safety regs

New rules are being written that apply to older fishing boats to make sure they are safe. It’s called the Alternate Compliance Safety Program , a part of the 2010 US Coast Guard Authorization Act.

A strong US dollar makes it more expensive for AK's foreign customers to buy salmon. 

Sockeye salmon market gets even tighter

“Desperate to sell” and “running scared” is how industry insiders are summing up the market for sockeye salmon heading into the 2015 season.

Kelp Kraze!

Kelp Cubes add to sea veggie craze; 5 kelp growers in AK

Sea farmers can grow lots more than fish and oysters. Growing less labor intensive underwater ocean veggies is an exploding market around the world, especially for products made from kelp.

Dipnetting at Chitina River
Credit: alaskaseagrant.org

Personal use fishing priority advanced by Alaska lawmakers

Seven times is the charm for building momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use fisheries, a priority over commercial and sport users.

steam fuels savings

Steam can fuel big savings, instead of going up the stack.

Instead of going up the smoke stack, steam generated by boilers in processing plants can be recaptured and reused as energy.

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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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