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20 January 2017
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
16 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
12 January 2017
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
09 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishery Advocates Calling for Review of Fish Habitat Law
US - Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to fish habitats....
03 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016
US - The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more...
30 December 2016
Video Series Helps Seafood Industry Understand FDA’s Fish, Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a video series, designed to assist the seafood industry and federal and state regulators in better understanding...
19 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Donating Bycatch to Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier....
12 December 2016
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishermen Urged to Deliver on Quality
US - With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word:...
09 December 2016
Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing
US - The current senior vice president of sales at Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood...
05 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Fish Stocks Booming
US - Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska....
28 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Salmon Sales Outlook Looks Positive for 2017
US - Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions...
21 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Universities Ramp Up Their Course Offerings
US - Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and ocean specialists - and plenty of jobs await....
18 November 2016
USDA Invests $1.2 Million in Aquaculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development...
14 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: What Does Trump's Election Mean for the Seafood Industry
US - What might the election of Donald Trump mean for the seafood industry? Economic reports already are pointing to his platform of opposing trade and pulling out...
07 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Jaw-Dropping Prices for Halibut Catch Shares
US - As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017....
31 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Permit Values Take a Nose Dive
US - Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions....
24 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Study Investigates Climate Change's Impact on Alaskan Salmon
US - A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call home, for better or worse. A first of its kind study now...
20 October 2016
Revisions Made to Fishery Management Guidelines in Progress Towards Ending Overfishing
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced final revisions to the guidelines that federal managers will use as they routinely update the nation's marine fisheries plans....
14 October 2016
Nut-Based Feed Satisfies Trout's Protein Requirements
US - Thanks to researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a new feed ingredient made from tree nuts is available to fish farmers....
10 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: US Senate Candidates Get Ready for Kodiak Fisheries Debate
Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide radio audience has once again attracted a full slate of political hopefuls to Kodiak for its popular fisheries debate....
03 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Find Innovative Use for Cod Trimmings
US - Alaskan Cod Crunchies begin a national roll out this week with a debut at Costco’s two stores in Anchorage. The dog treats are one of the newest products...
26 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pressure for Government to Declare 'Disaster' for Regions Hurt by Low Salmon Catch
US - Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon...
19 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Tanner Crab Fishery Awaits Revival
US - Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round....
12 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fall a Busy Time for Alaskan Fishermen
US - It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon...
30 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishermen Await Financial Relief
US - Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late...
23 August 2016
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
22 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishery to be Worst in 20 Years
US - Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes....
15 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Launches Ocean Acidification Website
US - Alaska is one of a handful of US states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye....
 
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