Alaska Canned Pink Salmon Heading to Ukraine

More aid to help feed people with insufficient access to food in the war-torn Ukraine is on its way, thanks to a $300,000 donation by the Alaska Legislature, led by Sen. Gary Stevens, R- Kodiak. Some 3,200 cases of canned Alaska pink salmon were to be loaded onto a container ship in Seattle on Monday, […]

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NOAA, Partners Working on Recovery of Oregon Coast Coho Salmon

Image via NOAA Fisheries. Federal fisheries officials, working with collaborators in the private-public Oregon Coast Coho Partnership, are expressing optimism on restoring healthy coho salmon runs to the Oregon coast through science driven restoration and sound watershed management. This includes efforts to uphold Native American tribal fishing rights. Coho salmon populations on the Oregon coast, […]

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Alaskans Celebrate 7th Annual Wild Salmon Day

Image: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Alaskans are celebrating the seventh annual Wild Salmon Day on Aug. 10 in Anchorage to honor shared connections to salmon and the importance of health salmon habitat. Organizers said the free event at Anchorage’s Westchester Lagoon from 6-8 p.m. will feature live music, several vendors, activities for children and the […]

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Salmonfest Returns to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds This Weekend

Image via jamebase.com. Salmonfest 2022, a weekend-long concert celebrating everything salmon, gets underway Friday, Aug. 5, at Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, with five stages, 65 bands, and over 100 vendors. Headliners this year range from Texas musician Shakey Graves to Rising Appalachia, the California Honeydrops, Kyle Hollinsworth and Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Steve Poltz. Since […]

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10 Reasons Why Fishing Is Good for You

Fishing is said to be therapeutic and also a great way to bond with your family and friends. Even with modern technology being wrapped all around us, people still go fishing for the love of the sport or to take a break from the realities of life. Plus, you get to eat various kinds of […]

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Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvests Exceeds 101M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial harvesters delivered some 101 million salmon to processors through Tuesday, July 26, in the 2022 Alaska fisheries, wrapping up a record harvest season. That includes nearly 59 million fish in the Bristol Bay area alone, led by the Nushagak District with over 22 million fish, the […]

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Manhattan Cup Benefits American Heroes

The Manhattan Cup kicks off in sight of the Statue of Liberty. Gary Caputi The 21st Manhattan Cup blasted off on Friday, June 3 from its base in New York Harbor and was one for the record books. The largest striped bass caught in tournament history topped the leader board, but more on that in […]

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Record Catch of Bristol Bay Sockeyes in High Retail Demand

Two sockeye salmon swimming in different directions. Photo courtesy of Milton Love, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. Soaring harvests of Bristol Bay’s famed wild sockeyes salmon run leaped by millions of pounds a week in July, as eager consumers were placing individual orders of up to 30 pounds each, while freezer container […]

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SNP Urges Stronger Focus on Seafood Nutrition

Image via Seafood Nutrition Partnership. The value of seafood nutrition needs to be included in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health as part of the strategy to end hunger, increase healthy eating and reduce diet-related diseases, members of the Seafood Nutrition Partnership say. That advice came in SNP’s response to a White […]

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Celebrate the Burger

Celebrate the Burger Once a landlubber’s traditional meal choice, now the beef is on board. Burgers are the classic American food and an easy choice for cooking on the boat. We often cook extra burgers to reheat later for quick meals while underway. While my husband is a fan of the traditional ground beef burger, […]

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Alaska Salmon Harvest Swells to 68.8 Million Fish

A pair of sockeye salmon. File photo. Commercial harvests of salmon in Alaska jumped from 37.6 million to 68.8 million fish in a week’s time, with the catch in Bristol Bay alone swelling from 26.7 million to 46.8 million fish. Processors were keeping up with deliveries from fishing tenders in a very robust harvest. Fisheries […]

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Tax Credit Program Extended for Seafood Processors

Fresh caught halibut drop from the bottom of a transport basket after being hoisted by crane from a fishing boat at a dock in Alaska. Photo licensed from Adobe Stock. Legislation signed into law in early July extends the sunset date for an Alaska tax credit program for seafood processors that bring value-added product to […]

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ASMI Partners with Cruise Industry to Promote Alaska Seafood

Image via Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is partnering with Holland America Line to promote the company’s exclusive use of Alaska seafood on its six ships bringing visitors to the 49th state. ASMI spokeswoman Ashley Heimbigner said the partnership would include stories from harvesters and processors of Alaska seafood as well as […]

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Commercial Salmon Harvest in Alaska Reaches $16.3M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial salmon harvests in Alaska are off to a robust start, with the central and westward regions of the state leading in harvests, putting the preliminary catch figure at upwards of 16 million fish, according to preliminary reports from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. As […]

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