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Ocean acidification in AK

Southeast/Southwest AK hurt most by acid oceans; KSM Mine sails through permits

Putting a price tag on corrosive oceans and the KSM mine sails through approval.

Fishing gas guzzlers

Parnell picks new fisheries adviser; Fishing gas guzzlers

Fish Radio July 29, 2014                                    This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – A new state fisheries advisor and what fishery guzzles the most gas? More after this –   The At-sea Processors Association’s contributions to Alaskan universities represent the largest privately funded marine research program in Alaska’s history. Learn more at www.atsea.org  Federal grants are […]

Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance

Judge reverses order = Banning setnets in Cook Inlet and other regions could go to Alaska voters

Credit:  Deckboss blog July 25, 2014         A judge has issued an order reversing Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s rejection of a proposed ballot initiative to ban commercial setnets in Cook Inlet and several other regions of Alaska. It means Alaska voters could have a chance to vote on the setnet ban, which supporters believe is necessary […]

Parnell names Ben Mohr, Public Affairs Specialist for Pebble Mine, as Fisheries Advisor

Parnell hires Pebble PR man as fisheries adviser

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          July 24, 2014                   CONTACT: Zack Fields, (907) 258-3077      Parnell Hires Pebble Flack as Fisheries Adviser Parnell continues to push unpopular Pebble project over Alaskans’ objections  ANCHORAGE: Sean Parnell has appointed Ben Mohr, who worked for the Pebble Partnership, as his new fisheries adviser.  Mohr worked for years as a Pebble […]

KSM Mine near Southeast AK would be the largest open pit gold mine in N. America
Credit: krbd.org

Add your say! Comments due on AK mines, MSA, sea lions

The public is encouraged to comment on issues affecting Alaska fisheries on several fronts.

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Alaska Fresh Fish News

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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