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Fish Factor: Panhandle joins in recycling of fishing nets

The Panhandle plans to be the next Alaska region to give new life to old fishing gear by sending it to plastic recycling centers....

Fish Factor: ALFA offers crewmember apprenticeships

Deckhands wanted - The call is out for Alaskans interested in learning firsthand about commercial fishing. It’s the second year for the Crewmember Apprenticeship program hosted by the Alaska...

U.S. seafood superpower is Alaska

Alaska is the nation’s superpower when it comes to seafood. American fishermen landed just shy of 10 billion pounds of fish and shellfish last year...

Fish Factor: NFI project shows trickle down effects of tariffs

Seafood faces and places -A Seafood, Sea Jobs video campaign is taking its message on trade to the people who make policy decisions. The project was...

BSAI shellfish season opens Oct. 15

Crab catches dominate Alaska’s fish news in early October as boats gear up for mid-month openers in the Bering Sea. As expected, crabbers will see...

Trade war impacts seafood going to and from China

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China. China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood...

Markets are standing by for Alaska hagfish

Hagfish is the real name for what is commonly called slime eels and it could become a viable fishery with ready markets standing by. Little...

Message to shellfish buyers: get ugly

“It’s what’s on the inside that counts” is the message Alaska crab marketers are pushing to encouraging their customers to put appearances aside. “We’re telling them...

Fish Factor: Alaska’s fishing industry workforce is nearly 60,000 strong

Alaska’s fishing fleet of 9,400 vessels would span nearly 71 miles if lined up from bow to stern. And Alaska’s fishing industry catches and processes...

Fish Factor: Kelp could be potential source of biofuel

Editor’s note: The first item in this column is simply a long-term research project looking at the feasibility of producing biofuels in Alaska waters at...