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AK Shellfish Growers
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AK Mariculture Initiative aims for $1 billion industry

Fish Radio April 17, 2014 Mariculture Initiative aims for $1 billion in 30 years                                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 –  Federal grants are available to help “Made in America” companies compete with imports and save US jobs. Learn […]

AK salmon permit values increase; Ditto IFQ halibut; Not so sablefish

Values of fishing permits and IFQs are on the rise

Kodiak from the air,

Kodiak Symposium Showcases a Lighter Side of Marine Science

Fish Radio April 15, 2014  KAMSS                                                                                    This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch — Kodiak showcases a lighter side of science   More after this –  Fish Radio is brought to you by the At-Sea Processors Association – The APA works closely with managers, scientists and environmentalists to protect and preserve our fish resources long into […]

ASMI’s New Children Friendly Recipe E Cookbook Put Kids in the Kitchen

April 14 2014

Kids are whipping up seafood dishes in the kitchen with recipes from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s latest cookbook, Alaska Style… Recipes For Kids! The free seafood eBook is designed for kids and by kids. ASMI’s Communications Director Tyson Fick says that the hands on approach works best.

Machine Vision System for Quality Control
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Icicle Seafoods backs 10 step QC training program

Alaska seafood companies will soon benefit from a 10 step training program that helps standardize procedures for quality controllers.

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Sue Aspelund
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Sue Aspelund takes over at Bristol Bay RSDA; Replaces Bob Waldrop

4/2/14  Sue Aspelund Takes Helm of Bristol Bay Fishermen’s Organization   Alaska fisheries veteran returns to her roots  The board of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) announced today that they have selected Sue Aspelund to take over as executive director. The BBRSDA represents the commercial salmon driftnet fleet of Bristol Bay, Alaska. “Sue […]

Steller sea lions
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Fishing does not threaten sea lions in Aleutians, says new NOAA Bi-Op

For Release: April 2, 2014        NOAA Fisheries concludes ‘no jeopardy’ to Steller sea lions from proposed fishery management changes in the Aleutian Islands   Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the endangered western population of Steller sea lions or adversely modify Steller sea […]

Grim herring fishermen at Sitka
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Sitka herring slump has seiners ‘perplexing to come adult’ in best article ever!

 From Alaska News Feed, 3/27/14    Sitka’s remunerative herring fishery goes on two-hour notice as of 8 a.m. Thursday (3-20-14). That means fishing could start as shortly as Thursday morning, depending on either exam samples taken by a Alaska Department of Fish Game find a high adequate commission of mature roe, or eggs, in a fish. But […]

Bob Waldrop

Bob Waldrop resigns at BBRSDA

  3/14/14     This just in from the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association: Bob Waldrop resigns as BBRSDA executive director Robert Heyano, President of the Board of Directors of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, announced today that the board has accepted the resignation of its executive director, Bob Waldrop, who has […]

Simon Kinneen

Simon Kinneen of Nome nominated for NPFMC

Governor Makes Nomination to Fishery Council   March 6, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today nominated Simon Kinneen for consideration by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for service on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The governor also named Ragnar Alstrom and John Moller as alternate nominees.  “Simon’s strong background and experience […]

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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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