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A survey of thousands of Americans reveals that they regard AK seafood as ‘premium’ and are willing to pay more for it. They also recognize it as ‘better tasting,’ sustainable and supports US jobs.read more
Bad weather delayed Kodiak’s Tanner crab opener, but it didn’t dampen enthusiasm. Over 80 boats dropped pots amid reports of high prices.read more
Trump said his administration has concerns about both the increasing authority and makeup of the country’s eight fishery management councils. “The power of these councils has steadily increased over time, raising constitutional concerns,” he said.read more
Finding Alaska fish catches, prices, landings and processor sales info is easy at ADF&G’s statistics and data pageread more
Federal grants are available for AK companies, organizations hurt by imports
Fishermen from Washington take home nearly two-thirds of AK’s seafood hauls, nearly half of the dockside value
Many of Alaska’s biggest fisheries kick off in January and run throughout the year
A worldwide study reveals that eating seafood/marine oils reduces the risk of premature births by 42% –
The sense of smell in salmon is hurt by a double whammy: pollution and ocean acidification.
Some of the world’s biggest, eco-friendly passenger sailboats are being built to farm Atlantic salmon. The first in a fleet of 5 will be on the water in 2023.
AK fisheries report few problems from the government shutdown so far. But concerns are growing as it enters a third week…
The Joint Board of AK Dept. of Fish and Game will meet Jan. 16 to review the one applicant for commissioner
Alaska’s fisheries begin in January and never stop
AK Fish Factor is a weekly column that appears in more than a dozen AK weeklies and nationally. Here’s the 27th annual list of fishing Picks & Pans for 2018 –
Who do Alaska fishermen think are the biggest whiners in the fishing biz?
Alaska fisheries set to start in January will proceed on schedule, despite Trump’s government shutdown.