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 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 27, 2015 

Fish Factor

One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007. A five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative launched in 2013 included...

 
 Dockside    August 27, 2015 

ADFG seeks action plan input

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is seeking feedback from the public on a document that will guide the agency’s conservation work over the next 10 years. The draft 2015 revision of Alaska’s Wildlife Action Plan is available now for public...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    August 20, 2015

Pink run showing poorly, Trident may wind down

Whatever one might say about the year’s fishing harvests, it wouldn’t be fair to say the Southeast purse seining fleet is in the pink. The state forecast for 2015 anticipated a 58 million pink salmon harvest for Southeast, but so far harvests...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 20, 2015

Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon season so far has been characterized by ups and downs, and it will be a stretch for the total catch to make the forecasted 221 million fish. “It just depends on how these late returning pink salmon at Prince William Sound...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 13, 2015

Fish Factor

Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever. On August 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet’s Chuitna River...

 
 Dockside    August 6, 2015

Fish Factor

The first seagoing electric powered passenger vessel in the U.S. is set to launch next summer in Juneau. The E/V Tongass Rain is a 50 foot, 47 passenger catamaran designed for eco-education and whale watching tours. Its primary fuel source will be...

 
 By Mary Koppes    Dockside    July 30, 2015

Local humpback obtains longest re-sighting record

A humpback whale that was first sighted in Lynn Canal in 1972 was re-sighted by researchers earlier this month feeding off Cape Fanshaw in Frederick Sound. The 44-year span between the two sightings...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 30, 2015

Fish Factor

Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon.  That’s a throwback to the dock prices paid from 2002 through 2004, and compares to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 23, 2015

Fish Factor

The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay went from “bust” to “unbelievable” in one week. Landings last week broke records every day for five days for that time frame, bringing the total sockeye catch to nearly 28 million fish...

 
 Dockside    July 16, 2015

Fish Factor

Kodiak volunteers were scrambling with front end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris removal project that begins in Alaska this week. The month long cleanup, which is backed...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 9, 2015

Fish Factor

“Upcycling” seafood byproducts is the business model for Tidal Vision, a Juneau-based company of five entrepreneurs who are making waves with their line of aquatic leather and performance textiles. The start-up is making wallets, belts and other...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 25, 2015

Fish Factor

As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market. Sales and prices for all salmon (especially sockeye) have been in a slump all year. And amidst an overall glut of wild and...

 
 Dockside    June 18, 2015

Fish Factor

A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 11, 2015

Fish Factor

Salmon fisheries are opening up this month from one end of Alaska to the other. Total catches so far of mostly sockeye, were under one million fish, but will add up fast from here on. A total haul for all Alaska salmon this season is pegged at 221...

 
 Dockside    June 4, 2015

King limit changes in Wrangell Narrows, Blind Slough

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Division of Sport Fish announced a bag and possession limit of king salmon in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area, which took effect on Monday and will last through July 31. King...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 4, 2015

Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 28, 2015

Fish Factor

Alaskans will have to wait until fall to learn if salmon habitat prevails over a coal mine proposed at Upper Cook Inlet. A decision due earlier this month by the state Department of Natural Resources has been delayed until after a public hearing...

 
 Dockside    May 28, 2015

This year's champion?

Chad Smith holds a 42.7-pound king salmon he caught over Memorial Day weekend, which won him the $2,500 weekend prize and propelled him to the top of the 63rd Annual King Salmon Derby bracket. If...

 
 Dockside    May 21, 2015

Fish Factor

Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in...

 
 Dockside    May 14, 2015

Fish Factor

How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure?  A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test...

 

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