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Fish Radio Programs

Fishermen wanted as ‘faces’ for AK seafood marketing

A call is out for fishermen who want to be unofficial ambassadors for Alaska seafood.

Crab ages can be revealed through eye stalks

February 26, 2016

Knowing the age compositions of marine stocks is crucial to sound management. Fish can be aged easily by examining their ear bones or scales. Not so with crabs, because they molt.

Better Brakes Program protects salmon from copper

July 26, 2016

Washington State is protecting salmon by removing copper from automotive brakes.

Pink Salmon Roe has the Pop Factor

July 25, 2016

They’re a lot bigger than I thought they’d be. They’re ah, big and squishy looking. – They’re beautiful. – Looks like bait.

Oh, it’s very salty. It’s pretty good; it’s like mushy sushi…
It’s kind of funny; they do roll around in your mouth a little bit…
They are very squishy. Kind of like fishy blueberries…

Halibut, arrowtooth flounder stomachs wanted for science

July 22, 2016

Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. One cause could be arrowtooth flounders, which are blanketing the bottom of the Gulf and out-competing halibut for food.

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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 49.
  • 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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