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2014-01-16 23:00:54

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute announces that pink salmon comprised more than 80% of the total harvest. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 2013 was a year for the record books, with Alaska seeing the largest salmon harvest ever with more than 272 million fish caught in total. The huge harvest was powered by an incredible number of pink salmon, Alaska’s smallest and most abundant salmon species. The 219 million pink salmon comprised more than 80% of the total harvest and...

2012-10-04 23:00:16

The arbitrary U.S.-Canadian political border contributed to international tensions and led to a fierce competition that almost decimated the salmon industry, says a Linfield College professor in a new book. McMINNVILLE, Ore. (PRWEB) October 03, 2012 The waters off the coast of Washington state and British Columbia were once filled with fish pirates and border bandits vying for salmon, according to a new book by Linfield College Professor Lissa Wadewitz. The Nature of Borders: Salmon,...

2011-04-05 20:34:00

CORDOVA, Alaska, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation [PWSAC] recently released findings from an economic report that examines the impact of its hatchery program on the pink salmon market. PWSAC played a critical role in the recent economic recovery of the Alaska salmon industry. Since 2006, PWSAC has produced one in four of Alaska's commercially caught pink salmon. Large harvests of PWSAC pinks have provided the industry with the volume and...

2010-12-14 01:00:20

Study is first to combine 10 years of farms' sea-lice counts and 60 years of wild fish counts A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada. The Broughton crash has become a rallying event for people concerned about the potential environmental effects of open-net salmon farming, which has become a $10 billion industry worldwide, producing nearly 1.5 million...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

CORDOVA, Alaska, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation [PWSAC] today released findings from an economic study that confirms a long-held suspicion: hatchery fish are critical to the sustainability and health of Alaska's commercial salmon fishery, the sport fishery and to regional and statewide economies. Cordova-based PWSAC operates five hatcheries in the Prince William Sound/Copper River region, all of which generate millions of pink, chum, Coho and...

2010-05-12 23:01:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's summer salmon season kicks off today. From now through October, a projected 137 million wild Alaska salmon will be harvested by thousands of Alaska fishermen and women all over the state. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100513/SF03025LOGO) Alaska is home to five species of wild salmon: king, sockeye, keta, pink and coho. Alaska supplies 90%-95% of the wild salmon harvested in North America. Alaska king, or Chinook salmon,...

2008-08-03 15:00:12

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--"Lackluster" best describes Alaska's salmon season so far, and catches are likely to come up short when it is all over. Fishery managers projected a 132 million salmon harvest for 2007, but catches in late July totaled just 66 million fish past the midpoint of the season. "I would say that we will be fortunate to make the forecast, but pinks could make up for a lot quickly," said Geron Bruce, deputy director of the state...

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2007-12-13 16:05:00

Researchers have new evidence that as the density of salmon farms increases, they can drive nearby wild salmon runs to extinction. The problem is sea lice, a natural parasite that normally attaches to adult salmon with little ill effect and has little contact with vulnerable juvenile salmon. All that changes, however, when fish farms move in. A study in the journal Science to be published Friday shows that sea lice infestations around salmon farms in British Columbia's Broughton Archipelago...


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2005-06-02 08:18:08

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...

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