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  • Huge whale surprises fishing crew on Alaska dock
  • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA - A fishing crew in Alaska got a whale of a tale without even leaving the dock. Lead Captain Cy Williams of Strike Zone Sportfishing was getting ready for a fishing charter when he noticed a whale in the harbor. He started recording and .
  • WCSH6
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  • 5/4/2016 9:00:33 PM
  • WATCH: Huge whale surprises fishing crew on Alaska dock
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- A fishing crew in Alaska got a whale of a tale without even leaving the dock. Lead Captain Cy Williams of Strike Zone Sportfishing was getting ready for a fishing charter when he noticed a whale in the harbor. He started recording and
  • WTSP
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  • 5/4/2016 5:40:07 PM
  • Huge whale surprises fishing crew on Alaska dock
  • KETCHIKAN, ALASKA - A fishing crew in Alaska got a whale of a tale without even leaving the dock. Lead Captain Cy Williams of Strike Zone Sportfishing was getting ready for a fishing charter when he noticed a whale in the harbor. He started recording and .
  • WLBZ 2
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  • 5/4/2016 4:42:51 PM
  • Fish Adapted Color Vision in Blink of Evolutionary Eye
  • Late last year a study found that the humble fish quickly changed its physical features in just 50 years, after a monster earthquake in Alaska in 1964 stranded some marine sticklebacks in freshwater ponds.
  • Discovery Communications
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  • 5/4/2016 4:18:24 AM
  • Huge whale surprises fishing crew on Alaska dock
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska -- A fishing crew in Alaska got a whale of a tale without even leaving the dock. Lead Captain Cy Williams of Strike Zone Sportfishing was getting ready for a fishing charter when he noticed a whale in the harbor. He started recording and
  • KHOU
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  • 5/4/2016 2:31:01 AM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen to Cover Costs of Going Fishing
  • US - In the face of Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing.
  • The Fish Site
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  • 5/3/2016 9:48:52 AM
  • Duty put on fishermen to fund budget shortfalls by ‘test fishing’
  • (SitNews) - In the face of Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing.
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  • 5/3/2016 7:18:32 AM
  • Author Brendan Jones talks Alaska and commercial fishing
  • Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane can be heard over the airwaves from 10-11 a.m. and 11-noon Eastern time weekdays on 90.9 FM in the Delaware Valley, and rebroadcast from 11-midnight as well. Radio Times is also heard live on the Sirius - XM channel NPR ..
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  • 5/2/2016 12:56:10 PM
  • How a homesteader helped Fish and Game eradicate pike in an Alaska lake
  • The eagles waited for the man every morning. From the high dark trees around the lake, they swooped in gracefully when they saw him walk to the end of the dock and huddled around him, beaks clacking. He stooped for a moment to work. When he finished, he ..
  • m.peninsulaclarion.com
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  • 5/1/2016 6:23:39 AM
  • How a homesteader helped Fish and Game eradicate pike in an Alaska lake
  • The eagles waited for the man every morning. From the high dark trees around the lake, they swooped in gracefully when they saw him walk to the end of the dock and huddled around him, beaks clacking. He stooped for a moment to work. When he finished, he ..
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/30/2016 9:30:57 AM
  • Fish and Wildlife consider ban on predator hunting in refuge lands
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering similar changes for refuge lands across Alaska. The agencies say the changes are necessary to better align hunting regulations with federal management objectives. Hunters have countered that there is no ...
  • Alaska Public Media
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  • 4/28/2016 2:09:30 AM
  • Community-supported fish program based out of Sitka expands to Fairbanks
  • FAIRBANKS — A community-supported fishery program based in Sitka is expanding to Interior Alaska, hoping to sell shares to Fairbanksans who want to eat fresh Alaska seafood caught and harvested by Alaska fishermen. The program is called Alaskans Own ...
  • News Miner
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  • 4/26/2016 8:27:06 PM
  • Fish 2.0 Network Scales Sustainable Seafood Businesses
  • Courtesy of Alaska’s AMCC Karsidete Teeranitayatarn of Thailand’s Green Innovative Biotechnology, which enables more sustainable aquaculture systems, got ideas for a new product from other Fish 2.0 participants. He is building on connections he made ...
  • National Geographic Society
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  • 4/26/2016 5:06:40 PM
  • Federal agency defends decision not to protect Montana fish
  • There have been attempts to introduce the fish in waterways in other states, such as Wyoming, but its native range is Montana, Alaska and western Canada. The plaintiffs led by the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit last year, saying rising ...
  • The Seattle Times
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  • 4/25/2016 4:03:25 PM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Facing Finacial Cuts
  • US - Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators. As it stands now, the total commercial fisheries budget for FY 2017 from all state and federal ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 4/25/2016 9:22:34 AM
  • Fish and Game advisory committee sets election
  • On April 6, the Valley committee voted to send an emergency petition to both the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries, asking that the first four and a half fishing periods of the Northern District commercial king salmon fishing ..
  • Frontiersman
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  • 4/24/2016 11:57:03 PM
  • Northern District setnet fishing time trimmed by 6 hours
  • The setnet fishery in the Northern District will only be able to fish for six hours instead of the regularly scheduled 12 on May 30, according to an emergency order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game on Friday. Fishing will be open from 7 a.m .
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/23/2016 8:41:59 AM
  • Proposed Alaska fishing, mining, fuel tax bill on hold
  • A bill that would add new taxes to fishing, mining and fuel has stalled in the Alaska state legislature but could be reconsidered at a later date, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported. Drafts of the bill, known in the state senate as SB 132 and in the .
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  • 4/22/2016 3:24:02 PM
  • What led to Monday's bear mauling? Fish and Game is trying to find out
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game still don’t know many details about Monday’s bear mauling near Haines. Forest Wagner, an assistant professor with University of Alaska Southeast, is still at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage in ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/22/2016 12:57:53 AM
  • What led to Monday's bear mauling? Fish and Game is trying to find out
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game still don’t know many details about Monday’s bear mauling near Haines. Forest Wagner, an assistant professor with University of Alaska Southeast, is still at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage in ...
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 4/22/2016 12:50:43 AM
  • Tribe's Claims of Lost Fishing Season Sliced
  • ANCHORAGE (CN) — A federal judge this week partly dismissed claims brought by an Alaska Native tribe that the federal government is dragging its heels in approving a request to set up a subsistence fishery on the Kenai River. The Ninilchik Traditional ...
  • Courthouse News Service
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  • 4/22/2016 12:50:43 AM
  • Warm spring turns anglers’ thoughts to fish
  • According to Mike Hudson, owner of 3 Rivers Fly and Tackle in Wasilla, Mat-Su Valley lakes stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have been producing good catches of fish this spring from the Palmer-Wasilla core area up the Parks Highway to ...
  • Frontiersman
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  • 4/21/2016 4:01:01 PM
  • Fish mounts bring back fond memories of fun adventures
  • I have five mounted fish hanging on my wall. One of them is a 17-inch Arctic Grayling, preserved by a top-notch taxidermist/ artist in Alaska who hand painted every individual scale. The man was a true artist and so busy it took over two years to complete.
  • Cody Enterprise
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  • 4/20/2016 12:48:55 PM
  • Tight Lines: Early spring means fishing options abound
  • He is also the author of the guidebook “Fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula,” and National Geographic’s “Hidden Alaska, Bristol Bay and Beyond.” For more info: www.daveatcheson.com. Tight Lines is a regular feature of the Peninsula Clarion.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/20/2016 7:26:48 AM
  • Native group to buy Katmai fishing lodges
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native regional corporation says it's buying a company that owns fishing lodges within Katmai National Park. Bristol Bay Native Corp. on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Katmailand, Inc., which operates Kulik ...
  • Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
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  • 4/20/2016 7:19:38 AM
  • Native corporation agrees to buy Katmai fishing lodges
  • An Alaska Native regional corporation says it’s buying a company that owns fishing lodges within Katmai National Park. Bristol Bay Native Corp. on Tuesday announced its intention to buy Katmailand, Inc., which operates Kulik Lodge, Brooks Lodge and ...
  • Ktoo
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  • 4/20/2016 4:20:41 AM
  • Alaska Tribe's Fishing Rights Suit Out-Swims Dismissal Bid
  • Law360, New York (April 19, 2016, 9:09 PM ET) -- An Alaska federal judge has trimmed a suit brought by an Alaska Native tribe against the U.S. Department of the Interior's Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over subsistence ..
  • Law 360
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  • 4/20/2016 1:07:25 AM
  • Brook trout make Maine world-class fishing destination
  • Robert and Teresa Proctor of Atlanta have fished in New Zealand, Alaska, Chile, Belize and the Amazon. But every summer they travel to Libby Camps in Aroostook County in pursuit of wild and native brook trout. “Brook trout are also native to Georgia.
  • Centralmaine
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  • 4/19/2016 3:13:16 PM
  • Alaska Editorial: Balancing the fish board scales
  • The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: How is it that a nominee to the Board of Fisheries can be the subject of outspoken opposition and fail to be confirmed one year, then be confirmed by without so much as a peep of opposition .
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 4/19/2016 2:30:19 PM
  • Watch this massive octopus escape through a tiny hole in a fishing boat
  • Because octopuses have no bones, they are able to squeeze through some incredibly small spaces, like a tiny vent in the side of a fishing boat that Chance Miller of Millers Landing Alaska caught on film. Produced by Jenner Deal Follow BI Video: On Twitter
  • The Business Insider
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  • 4/18/2016 12:36:59 PM
  • Brook trout make Maine world-class fishing destination
  • Robert and Teresa Proctor of Atlanta have fished in New Zealand, Alaska, Chile, Belize and the Amazon. But every summer they travel to Libby Camps in Aroostook County in pursuit of wild and native brook trout. “Brook trout are also native to Georgia.
  • Portland Press Herald
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  • 4/18/2016 7:57:48 AM
  • With little fanfare, lawmakers confirm fish board members
  • The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker’s attempts to fill seats on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries. A joint session of the House and Senate on Friday unanimously agreed to pass through the governor’s three nominees, bringing an end to a saga ...
  • Ktoo
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  • 4/16/2016 10:54:58 PM
  • How to Choose the Healthiest Fish
  • Among the healthiest fish are: Atlantic mackerel, Pacific sardines, freshwater (farmed) coho salmon and wild-caught salmon (including canned), and sablefish (black cod) from Alaska.
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  • 4/16/2016 9:50:32 PM
  • How to Choose the Healthiest Fish
  • Among the healthiest fish are: Atlantic mackerel, Pacific sardines, freshwater (farmed) coho salmon and wild-caught salmon (including canned), and sablefish (black cod) from Alaska. More from Consumer Reports: 8 Ways to Boost Your Home Value Consumer ...
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  • 4/16/2016 10:59:08 AM
  • Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members
  • JUNEAU — The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker’s attempts to fill seats on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday. A joint session of the House and Senate on ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/16/2016 8:21:39 AM
  • Balancing the fish board scales
  • We realize that’s a lofty goal, but for the long term sustainability of Alaska’s fisheries, we need to start thinking that way.
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 4/16/2016 5:08:23 AM
  • Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday. A joint session of the House and Senate .
  • Journal Times
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  • 4/16/2016 2:38:03 AM
  • Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday. A joint session of the House and Senate .
  • The Herald Journal
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  • 4/16/2016 12:57:50 AM
  • Lawmakers confirm fish board members, fight game members
  • The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries, but one of his appointments to the Board of Game was rejected by lawmakers on Friday. A joint session of the House and Senate on Friday unanimously .
  • The Kansas City Star
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  • 4/16/2016 12:43:31 AM
  • With little fanfare, lawmakers confirm fish board members
  • The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries. A joint session of the House and Senate on Friday unanimously agreed to pass through the governor's three nominees, bringing an end to a saga of ...
  • Chicago Tribune
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  • 4/15/2016 11:24:47 PM
  • New database reveals secrets of fish innards
  • Herring and salmon also make an appearance, although they aren't the focus. Kerim Aydin, a supervisory fisheries biologist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, said the database includes collections that have been in the works since the 1980s
  • The Arctic Sounder
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  • 4/15/2016 11:03:18 PM
  • The Faces behind the fish
  • The community-supported fishery started in 2010 with a handful of boats from the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA). ALFA is a member-based nonprofit in Sitka that represents the interests of small-boat fishermen in Southeast Alaska.
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/15/2016 8:15:41 AM
  • With little fanfare, lawmakers confirm fish board members
  • The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker's attempts to fill seats on Alaska's Board of Fisheries. A joint session of the House and Senate on Friday unanimously agreed to pass through the governor's three nominees, bringing an end to a saga of ...
  • The Miami Herald
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  • 4/15/2016 6:49:47 AM
  • House merges Gov. Walker's taxes on fishing, mining and gas
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House on Thursday combined three of Gov. Bill Walker’s tax proposals, merging increases on commercial fishing and mining with an existing bill to double the state’s gas tax. The move, by the Republican-led House Finance Committee ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 4/14/2016 11:25:58 PM
  • Fish Factor: Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan discusses efforts for fisheries
  • Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every Congressional committee that deal with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town...
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 4/14/2016 8:12:42 PM
  • The Latest: Senator wants to avoid 'fish wars' on fees bill
  • Alaska's Department of Fish and Game estimates it could raise $12.6 million from the new fees in 2018. MacKinnon's co-chair, Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly, says long-running rivalries will be inflamed in a bill that raises fees on sport but not commercial ...
  • The News & Observer
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  • 4/13/2016 7:56:35 AM
  • The Latest: Senator wants to avoid 'fish wars' on fees bill
  • Alaska's Department of Fish and Game estimates it could raise $12.6 million from the new fees in 2018. MacKinnon's co-chair, Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly, says long-running rivalries will be inflamed in a bill that raises fees on sport but not commercial ...
  • The Miami Herald
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  • 4/13/2016 7:56:35 AM
  • Creative Seafood Products Made with the Finest Fish
  • Greenland Seafood also offers raw fish including Alaska pollock, wild salmon, hake, hoki, saithe, haddock and cod. Greenland Seafood Europe with its high annual use of raw materials depends on the preservation of the marine resources. Consequently the ...
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  • 4/12/2016 8:29:23 PM
  • Get out to Clear Lake and fish, it’s trophy time
  • California fishing licenses cost a pricey $47.01 a pop. Five close western states (Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington) all have lower-priced licenses. Full disclosure, Washington’s is lower because you can buy just either one for fresh water or .
  • Napa Valley Register
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  • 4/12/2016 11:53:59 AM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Senator Dan Sullivan Standing Up for Fisheries Issues
  • US - Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every Congressional committee that deal with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 4/10/2016 11:59:21 PM
  • Upper Taku Inlet king fishing closed
  • For sport fishing of king salmon in Juneau, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish regulations, is limiting fishermen to one fish from April 15 to June 30. In the waters of District 11 and 15 south of Sherman Rock, the salmon bag ..
  • m.juneauempire.com
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  • 4/8/2016 12:41:41 PM
  • Upper Taku Inlet king fishing closed
  • For sport fishing of king salmon in Juneau, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish regulations, is limiting fishermen to one fish from April 15 to June 30. In the waters of District 11 and 15 south of Sherman Rock, the salmon bag ..
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/8/2016 11:58:44 AM
  • Chefs heighten drama with whole-fish preparations
  • launches his new menu in April, it will include a whole, fried, wild Alaska rockfish, perhaps with a light sauce and julienne vegetables. Meanwhile, Roller of Nick & Stef’s is already plotting his next whole fish dinner. “For summer, I want to get a ...
  • Nation's Restaurant News
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  • 4/7/2016 5:36:21 PM
  • Sport fishing operators ask Coast Guard to ease Alaska licensing rules
  • A group of Western Alaska lodge operators say Alaska should be exempt from a new rule that requires 90 days of sea-service time for each body of water. Bristol Bay lodge owners are asking the U.S. Coast Guard to change a regulation they say is unfair to ..
  • KDLG 670AM 89.9FM Public Radio
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  • 4/7/2016 3:56:08 PM
  • Alaska fishing regulators put restrictions on king salmon
  • A low preseason forecast for Chilkat River king salmon has prompted Alaska regulators to be more cautious when it comes to management in the region, reports Khns.org. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week that commercial, sport and ...
  • undercurrentnews
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  • 4/7/2016 3:41:49 PM
  • Wiki-fishing
  • STEPHEN RHOADS, a commercial longline fisherman in Alaska’s verdant south-east panhandle, fishes by two rules. One is: stay married. Mr Rhoads has seen countless marriages of fellow fishermen sink under the weight of so many days at sea. The second rule ..
  • The Economist online
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  • 4/7/2016 3:13:11 PM
  • Commercial Fishing in action
  • The F/V Karma is ready to get a load of bait and ice before heading out to the fishing grounds in the Gulf of Alaska. Think of these hard-working men and women, fishing in all kinds of weather and seas, the next time you enjoy delicious Alaskan seafood.
  • Seward City News
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  • 4/5/2016 8:56:10 AM
  • FDA Sued by Coalition of Fishing Organizations
  • "Once they escape, you can't put these transgenic fish back in the bag", Dune Lankard, a salmon fisherman and the Center for Biological Diversity's Alaska representative, said in a release. "AquaBounty is confident that the approval will stand, and that ..
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  • 4/5/2016 5:14:16 AM
  • State outlines 2016 halibut seasons
  • The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife establishes halibut seasons using catch quotas adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission for coastal fisheries from California to Alaska. This year’s quota for recreational halibut fisheries in .
  • Chinook Observer
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  • 4/5/2016 2:29:37 AM
  • Panel: Permit loans could aid young Alaskans to get into fishing
  • At the recent ComFish conference in Kodiak, Alaska, a panel of experts discussed ideas on how to lower the average age of fishing permit holders, which has increased by 10 years since the 1980s. "Over the decades that we've all been here, some of us ...
  • undercurrentnews
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  • 4/4/2016 3:52:32 PM
  • Fishing officials work to get young people fishing permits
  • University of Alaska Fair banks professor Courtney Carothers says the age of the average permit holder has increased by 10 years since 1980 and more students aren’t fishing despite historical ties to it. Alaska Sea Grand Director Paul Cullenberg says his .
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/4/2016 8:43:02 AM
  • Alaska fishing trip for veterans embarks on 8th year
  • MERIDIAN - Wounded veterans in the Treasure Valley have a once in a lifetime opportunity thanks to Boise's American Legion Post #2. Each year, they invite a few veterans to go on a free fishing trip in Alaska. Several past recipients met up on Sunday.
  • KIVI-TV
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  • 4/4/2016 12:29:07 AM
  • Fishing officials work to get young people fishing permits
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Courtney Carothers says the age of the average permit holder has increased by 10 years since 1980 and more students aren't fishing despite historical ties to it. Alaska Sea Grand Director Paul Cullenberg says his ..
  • 2KTUU
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  • 4/2/2016 10:07:08 PM
  • Fishing Industry Officials Look to Help Young Fishermen Join Workforce
  • Fishing Industry officials are looking for ways to help young fishermen join the workforce. A University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor says the age of the average permit holder has increased by ten years since 1980 and more students are not fishing despite
  • AourAlaskaLink
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  • 4/2/2016 7:15:20 PM
  • Fishing officials work to get young people fishing permits
  • KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - People in the fishing industry are looking for ways to help young fishermen join the workforce. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1V0E6KY) that during the ComFish conference in Kodiak industry officials talked about ways
  • News Miner
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  • 4/2/2016 8:38:15 AM
  • Fish and Game offers outdoor adventure talks
  • Jackson has been fishing his entire life in Maine, New Hampshire and Alaska, where he was a bush pilot for 10 years. No pre-registration is required. Admission is free, except for the film festival.
  • Union Leader
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  • 4/2/2016 5:03:30 AM
  • Alaska Legislature is considering fish-related bills
  • The budget isn't the only topic up for discussion in Juneau this spring. Lawmakers are also considering several fisheries-related bills, from efforts to address who has the authority to provide certain water protections, to attempts to increase revenue.
  • The Arctic Sounder
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  • 4/1/2016 7:23:41 PM
  • Funding diverts need for test fishing, for now
  • In late March, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association agreed to provide the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with up to $250,000 to replace the need for test fishing, more commonly known as cost recovery fishing - for this summer only.
  • The Arctic Sounder
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  • 4/1/2016 7:16:32 PM
  • Alaska Legislature is considering fish-related bills
  • The budget isn't the only topic up for discussion in Juneau this spring. Lawmakers are also considering several fisheries-related bills, from efforts to address who has the authority to provide certain water protections, to attempts to increase revenue.
  • thebristolbaytimes.com
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  • 4/1/2016 6:55:03 PM
  • Funding diverts need for test fishing, for now
  • In late March, the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association agreed to provide the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with up to $250,000 to replace the need for test fishing, more commonly known as cost recovery fishing - for this summer only.
  • thebristolbaytimes.com
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  • 4/1/2016 6:55:03 PM
  • Alaska Legislature is considering fish-related bills
  • The budget isn't the only topic up for discussion in Juneau this spring. Lawmakers are also considering several fisheries-related bills, from efforts to address who has the authority to provide certain water protections, to attempts to increase revenue.
  • thedutchharborfisherman.com
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  • 4/1/2016 6:47:54 PM
  • A Case for Big Pike
  • Consider this little tidbit of information. Northern pike are found throughout the northern hemisphere across the upper third of North America from New York to Alaska. These fish are also found across northern Europe and Asia. A northern pike caught in the
  • Outdoors First
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  • 4/1/2016 6:12:06 PM
  • Fish & Game to survey Cook Inlet razor clams
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to study the razor clams on the west side of Cook Inlet this summer. Razor clams are a popular target for both sport and commercial harvesters in the inlet. The west side’s beaches have traditionally been a ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 4/1/2016 8:46:36 AM
  • Fish and Game to survey west Cook Inlet clams
  • KENAI — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to study razor clams on the west side of Cook Inlet as clam populations on east side beaches remain at historically low levels. Researchers will survey nearly 7 miles of beaches for one week starting ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 3/31/2016 6:13:17 PM
  • Fish Factor: 2016 salmon forecast down 40 percent from last year
  • Alaska’s 2016 salmon harvest will be down by 40 percent from last year’s catch, if the fish show up as predicted. The preliminary numbers released by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game call for a total catch of 161 million salmon this year; the...
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 3/31/2016 5:23:11 PM
  • Bears Battle for Fishing Territory in Alaska, U.S.
  • Photos taken by David Silverman in Brooks Falls, Alaska, U.S., captured the moment of a fierce battle between two bears, as a sloth of them were hunting for fat fish by the water. The bear who claimed the territory first retained its sovereignty by ...
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  • 3/30/2016 8:16:10 PM
  • Fish and Game shuts down Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery
  • Alaska Fish and Game officials have closed the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery for the remainder of the season. Biologist Dave Gordon said smaller, younger fish were starting to show up, which is not good for the commercial fishing industry.
  • 2KTUU
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  • 3/30/2016 7:47:32 PM
  • Fish Factor: High hopes for 2016 Alaska salmon market
  • Alaska’s 2016 salmon harvest will be down by 40 percent from last year’s catch, if the fish show up as predicted. The preliminary numbers released by the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game call for a total catch of 161 million salmon this year; the 2015 ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 3/30/2016 11:55:05 AM
  • Small fish, active spawning close down Sitka’s sac roe harvest
  • For the third time in six years, Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring Fishery has closed far short of the target harvest level. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Dave Gordon gave seiners the news Monday afternoon. He says rapid spawning and smaller-than
  • Ktoo
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  • 3/30/2016 3:05:22 AM
  • A Fish Story
  • JUNEAU - A commercial fisherman claims Alaska Gov. Bill Walker illegally transferred control of the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to the state Department of Fish & Game, without going through the Legislature, in Juneau Superior Court.
  • Courthouse News Service
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  • 3/29/2016 11:37:47 PM
  • Fish & Game to survey west side razor clams
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game plans to study the razor clams on the west side of Cook Inlet this summer. Razor clams are a popular target for both sport and commercial harvesters in the inlet. The west side’s beaches have traditionally been a ...
  • Peninsula Clarion
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  • 3/29/2016 9:11:38 AM
  • Little Fish-Alutiiq Word of the Week-March 28th
  • This term for herring comes from the word for smelt, iqalluaq. It is used by Yup’ik people and Alaska Peninsula Alutiiq people and literally means, “big smelt.” Little fish have many functions in the Alutiiq world. Small fish provide plentiful food ...
  • Alaska Native News
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  • 3/28/2016 5:12:25 PM
  • Ed Engle: The 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour really is the best yet
  • I've also lined up fishing trips in Montana, Oregon and Alaska for the upcoming months. I can't say that the Fly Fishing Film Tour was solely responsible for this flurry of fly fishing activity, but it certainly got me headed in that direction. So what's .
  • Daily Camera
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  • 3/28/2016 12:18:56 PM
  • Fishing Vessel Drill Conducting
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association will conduct an 18-Hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements for documented fishing vessels. The two-day workshop is free to commercial fishermen, thanks to U.S ...
  • North Coast Journal
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  • 3/28/2016 7:25:27 AM
  • Lawmakers consider more, higher fees for hunting, fishing
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sport-fishing advocates told state lawmakers they want a new fee imposed on personal-use and sport fishermen who catch sockeye on two heavily used rivers in Alaska. The fees are part of a bill that would increase hunting ...
  • Journal Times
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  • 3/24/2016 5:38:38 PM
  • Alaska lawmakers consider more, higher fees for hunting, fishing
  • JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Fishermen have told state lawmakers they want a new fee imposed on personal use and sport fishermen who catch sockeye on two heavily used rivers in the state. The fees are part of a bill that would increase hunting, trapping and ...
  • News Miner
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  • 3/24/2016 12:30:50 PM
  • Great halibut fishing success leads to shorter seasons
  • Following is the explanation from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which establishes halibut seasons using catch quotas adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission for coastal fisheries from California to Alaska. The halibut ...
  • The Spokesman-Review
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  • 3/24/2016 7:58:49 AM
  • Fish and Game euthanizing starlings in Homer
  • The Department of Fish and Game plans to trap a flock of birds not native to Alaska that is trying to move in. The agency says starlings could cause big problems for birds native to the area. They want to get rid of the flock before their numbers grow.
  • Ktoo
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  • 3/24/2016 5:14:11 AM
  • Fish factor: The cost behind fish
  • The average wholesale price Alaska processors received for sockeye salmon (round) at the end of 2015 was $2.40 per pound, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue, and $5.73 per pound for fillets. Costs add up as the fish makes its way to retail ...
  • Juneau Empire
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  • 3/23/2016 11:56:14 AM
  • Fish processor plans to rebuild after weekend fire in Emmonak
  • No injuries were reported, but Alaska State Troopers said the fire did at least $3 million in damage. Jack Schultheis, Kwik’Pak's fisheries manager, said Tuesday that trooper William Connors and Emmonak village public safety officer Jay Levan ...
  • Anchorage Daily News
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  • 3/22/2016 8:39:58 PM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Discounts a Double-Edged Sword
  • Laine Welch has been covering news of Alaska’s seafood industry for print and broadcast since 1988. She also has worked ‘behind the counter’ in wholesale and retail seafood businesses in Alaska and Cape Cod, MA. Laine lives in Kodiak, Alaska.
  • The Fish Site
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  • 3/21/2016 9:28:17 AM
  • Nearly All Fish Contaminated With Mercury: Study
  • Moreover, one should preferably avoid fish caught in the polluted waters of in Alaska, the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Meanwhile, a study undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center .
  • Food World News
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  • 3/21/2016 6:22:10 AM
  • Sudbury: Fishing event lures hobbyists to Wayside Inn
  • Dan Spedding of Clinton is a hockey referee by trade but has been making fishing lures for years. He uses the hockey off-season to take long trips to Alaska and Montana to trek the wilderness. While New England has a long history with the sport ...
  • sudbury.wickedlocal.com
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  • 3/20/2016 8:20:52 PM
  • Costs add up as fish makes its way to retail counters
  • The average wholesale price Alaska processors received for sockeye salmon (round) at the end of 2015 was $2.40 per pound, according to the state Dept. of Revenue; and $5.73 per pound for fillets. Costs add up as the fish makes its way to retail counters ..
  • Sit News
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  • 3/19/2016 10:06:26 AM
  • 140 minutes to fish thousands of tons of Sitka Sound herring
  • Although winter salmon trolling wrapped 10 days ago, this always feels like the opening bell of the commercial fishing season in Alaska. State biologist Dave Gordon manages the commercial herring fishery. Over the years, he has also become its voice.
  • Ktoo
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  • 3/18/2016 8:16:05 PM
  • Board of Fish adjusts Bristol Bay set net boundaries
  • it was just horrible, and now we've moved to a good building relationship with the state of Alaska." The Armstrong family requested one of the changes, at Graveyard Point where the family has fished for decades, but recently learned that their historic ...
  • The Arctic Sounder
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  • 3/18/2016 5:38:36 PM
  • Kids fishing derby planned at Chena Lake
  • Holes in the ice will be provided, as well as hot dogs, beverages and a limited number of fishing poles. All Alaska Fish and Game laws apply, and fishing licenses are required for everyone who is fishing and 16 years or older. The event is organized by ...
  • News Miner
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  • 3/18/2016 3:36:54 PM
  • 140 minutes to fish 15,000 tons of Sitka Sound herring
  • Although winter salmon trolling wrapped 10 days ago, this always feels like the opening bell of the commercial fishing season in Alaska. State biologist Dave Gordon manages the commercial herring fishery. Over the years, he has also become its voice.
  • Ktoo
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  • 3/18/2016 8:41:44 AM
  • Top 5 fish You Need to Buy – Healthier and Greener
  • They are also resilient because they can repopulate quickly. 4.Wild-Caught Salmon from Alaska Alaska has a well-managed salmon fishery with biologists posted at river mouths to observe and assess the spawning of wild fish. This means that Alaskan salmon ..
  • Food World News
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  • 3/18/2016 7:01:31 AM
  • Fish Factor: The value of Alaska salmon fishing permits plummet
  • Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme – the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.”
  • Petersburg Pilot
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  • 3/17/2016 6:22:44 PM
  • Fish Factor: Permits plummet, halibut prices sour
  • Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. Starting with salmon permits: "A lot of people had disastrous seasons last year, whether it was drift gillnet or seine .
  • topix.com
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  • 3/16/2016 10:27:18 PM
  • Commercial salmon fishing off California facing tougher limits
  • Proposed restrictions could force California fishermen to the north, most probably to Alaska. The change would mean a lot less California salmon available in markets and restaurants, and probably higher prices. “Alaska salmon is good, but we like to ...
  • Digital Journal
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  • 3/16/2016 6:23:55 PM
  • Houston Fishing Show has plenty of allure
  • That's reflected in the several outfitters, guides and tourism officials from far-flung fishing venues such as Alaska, Mexico, Central and South America with booths in the Houston Fishing Show. This year, that lineup of exotic angling destinations includes
  • Chron
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  • 3/16/2016 5:40:58 PM
  • Alaska fishing permits plummet
  • (SitNews) - Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme – the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.”
  • Sit News
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  • 3/15/2016 11:01:17 AM
  • Young’s, ASMI promote fish fingers in UK
  • Working in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), Young’s Seafood is promoting its fish fingers using vouchers for free swimming sessions at UK pools. Promotional packs of Young’s "Omega 3 Fish Fingers" will come with a code ...
  • undercurrentnews
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  • 3/15/2016 8:23:49 AM
  • Downtown View: Big Pharma? Try Big Fish.
  • It is partly a return to old practices. But it depends on new technology. Jared Auerbach, who started out fishing in Alaska and on the Cape, founded Red’s Best, which sells to wholesalers who want good, fresh, local fish. He also has a retail outlet at ...
  • North End Waterfront.com
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  • 3/15/2016 5:10:32 AM
  • Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Permit Values Plummet
  • US - Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet. To another extreme – the prices for halibut catch shares have soared to “unheard of levels.” Starting with ...
  • The Fish Site
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  • 3/14/2016 10:26:41 AM

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