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Legislators cautious of overreliance on high oil prices

In a break from past practice, the Alaska Department of Revenue this year will provide monthly updates to legislators whenever projected oil prices — and state revenues — move up or down more than 10%.

Copper River harvest hits 429,630 fish and rising

That sixth opener was the charm, “a very welcome relief for this fleet,” said drift gillnet harvester John Renner. “It appears to be a larger run than predicted,” said Renner, in a phone call from his Cordova home on Wednesday, June 5, in the wake of the 36-hour opener of the 2019 Copper River commercial salmon season, which ended at 7 p.m. the previous evening.

Salmon permit value up, buying, selling, trading brisk

Nearly all Alaska salmon permits have gone up in value since last fall and buying/selling/trading action is brisk.“We’re as busy as we’ve ever been...

Costs of medical services must now be posted

Senate Bill 105, signed into law on Aug. 6 by Gov. Bill Walker, includes a requirement that all providers and facilities post the cost...

Kings looking good, sockeyes are slow

Updated at 4:00 p.m., May 18Early reports for the 2018 opener of the famed Copper River salmon fishery are that the Chinooks are looking...

Early Cook Inlet fisheries pay big bucks

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen.The...

Stocks plunge, then mostly recover as wild ride continues

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets WriterNEW YORK — The U.S. stock market mostly recovered after an early plunge Tuesday and was down moderately in late...

Fish Factor: Chum salmon had record catches in 2017

Chum salmon returned home to Alaska this year in numbers never seen before from Southeast to Kotzebue, and set catch records statewide and in...

Still a holiday treasure

Retail prices for Bristol Bay red king crab jumped from $26 a pound a year ago to $35 a pound in December of this...

Fish Factor: Salmon prices were tops dockside for 2014-2015

Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year,...
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