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Sablefish pots
Credit: kcaw.org

Lost pots in PWS could snag longline gear

A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage.

Scallop dredge
Credit: adfg

New opportunities for scallops, seine pollock fall flat

Fish Radio Scallops, seine pollock opportunities get few takers April 16, 2015  This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – No Kodiak takers for scallops or seine pollock fisheries. More after this – Alaskan Quota and Permits in Petersburg works hard for fishermen so they can do what they do best – fish! Visit Olivia […]

Togiak herring fishing
Credit: juneautek.com

Herring starts today at Kodiak, Togiak’s next; Sitka price info

Herring season starts today at Kodiak, Togiak’s up next. Plus some price info –

Frankenfish could be coming to a store near you - with no labels to let you know you're eating GMO fish.

Two petitions aim to derail Frankenfish at FDA

The Food and Water Watch petitions ask FDA to find that consuming the engineered salmon is injurious to health and should therefore be prohibited as a food additive.

Chinook salmon swims out of a pollock net through excluder portals
Credit: marineconservationalliance.org

Chinook bycatch cuts & origins; black cod pots ok in GOA, new buyer at Bristol Bay

Fish Radio Chinook origins & bycatch caps, black cod pots a go at GOA, new Bristol Bay buyer April 14, 2015  This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Chinook origins and bycatch caps… black cod pots … a new buyer at Bristol Bay – lots of fish in the news after this — Alaskan […]

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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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