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Halibut catch to increase in most AK regions; Season opens March 14

Alaska’s 2015 halibut catch is 21.2 million pounds, an overall increase for the first time in a decade, and nearly 1.5 million pounds higher than last year.

Global Seafood Summit

Farmed sablefish, cod markets, warnings of giant squid in AK – news from global summit

The Global Seafood Market Conference has wrapped up its annual summit, held in Las Vegas this year. The event is hosted by the National Fisheries Institute with a focus on seafood eating trends in the US and market outlooks.

Walmart expands Alaska seafood line with 14 new products. 
Credit: fis.com

WalMart expands Alaska seafood line with 14 new items

Starting this week, freezer displays at Wal-Mart superstores in Alaska and Washington will launch a new line up of 14 Alaska seafood items.

Juneau Summit celebrates innovation this week!

Grow what you’ve got is the trend in Juneau as the way to boost and sustain its economy. This week’s annual Innovation Summit showcases ideas in four clusters: Ocean, Visitors, Forests and Renewable Energy.

Icicle Seafoods for sale

Lots of shuffling going on in AK fisheries; Meetings too

This week will reveal if Pacific halibut catches ratchet up slightly in some regions, as indicated earlier, or at least not be chopped.

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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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