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Alaska Salmon Fish Skins are a Work of Art

July 21 2014

It was September 4th 2002 when Audrey Armstrong was mesmerized by a king salmon she had caught. From that day on she has turned salmon skins into beautiful pieces of art.

Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture
Credit:  CDOF

Kelp craze could be good for Alaska

Kelp is the latest crop that Canada’s fish farmers are cashing in on.

F/V energy audits
Credit:  afdf

Do It Yourself energy audits for F/V’s

A new project aims to show fishermen how they can save money with do it yourself energy audits on their boats.

Sockeye price posted at Bristol Bay; Lots of red salmon rivals

A sockeye price at Bristol Bay, and lots of competing reds are on the way.

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Pingers Could Help Keep Whales Away

July 14 2014

A Pinger is a small signaling device that is attached to fishing nets. Its sole purpose is to alert whales and other sea mammals of gear in the water. They are mandatory on the East Coast and in California, but in Alaska they are only being used voluntarily. Kate Wynn- is a marine mammal specialist with Alaska Sea Grant.

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Copper River first salmon prices dip

Reports from the first opener at Copper River say it was very slow going. Here’s the news from one highliner:

Taku and other rivers flowing from Canada to AK 
Credit: Rivers Without Borders

Mining Network meets in Anchorage, Threats to Southeast AK from Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY May 8, 2014                                                                                           MEDIA CONTACTS: Paula Dobbyn, pdobbyn@tu.org, 907-230-1513; Chris Zimmer, zimmer@riverswithoutborders.org, 907-988-8173 HEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, and concludes at noon. A media opportunity for interviews and photographs will occur immediately afterward. WHEN: The panel discussion begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May […]

Southeast AK troll Chinook harvest to triple from last year

                      Juneau Empire May 5, 2014    by Mary Catherine Martin High 2013 salmon returns and high escapement projections for non-Alaska rivers are working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled from last year. The […]

Togiak herring is open!

 Sunday, April 27, 2014 Togiak Herring opening announcement  This is the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Dillingham with an announcement regarding the Togiak herring fishery. Department staff flew an aerial survey of the Togiak District today and were able to document threshold biomass. Herring were observed primarily along Cape Constantine and in Kulukak […]

Alaskans Win Major Victory to Challenge Coal Strip Mine Permits

State’s loser pays attorneys’ fees law violates rights of citizens, must be rewritten

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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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