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Finding clues to disappearing Chinook salmon: Updates

July 3rd 2015

A state-backed five year, $30 million dollar Initiative is underway to discover why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

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Pickling with Pride

July 2nd 2015

Kodiak owned and operated, Pickled Willy’s started out as Alaska’s first and only pickling plants. Owners Bill Alwert and his niece Barbara Hughes have been up and running for over 4 years. Since then people coast to coast have raved about their tasty pickled treats.

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AK Mariculture Initiative aims for $1 billion industry

Fish Radio July 1st, 2015   This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –Mariculture could double the value of Alaska’s seafood industry. I’ll tell you more after this –   Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg works hard for fishermen so they can do what they do best – fish!  Visit Olivia atwww.alaskabroker.com   Want […]

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

June 30, 2015

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.


Becoming A Fisheries Tech is as Easy as Logging On-line

June 29, 2015

Alaska is currently experiencing a shortage of fisheries technicians and fisheries biologists – a trend predicted to continue for at least the next 10 years.

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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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