Commercial shrimpers in Southeast are being warned to maintain quality or Japanese buyers won't be interested in purchasing Alaska shrimp.
...president of the United Fishermen of Alaska, said the grants come at a critical time for the industry and will help push a lot of product. "We're at a crossroads where the economics of the salmon industry are deplorable. This is exactly what this...
That's the philosophy of interior designer Mathew Laney, who is putting together showroom concepts for this year's Home Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday and Sunday.
KENAI - Alaskans may argue about the merits of red salmon vs. king, or Copper River vs. Bristol Bay. But salmon fans beyond Alaska's borders aren't quite so particular.
...does not affect its nutritional value, it may affect consumer eye appeal, and, therefore, the retail price. "A lot of products are good uses of nonpremium raw material," Sunderland said. "If something doesn't fillet right, or have the...
Anchorage city leaders are considering an overhaul of local taxes to shift some of the heavy tax burden away from property owners and onto businesses.
Angoon used to have 27 seiners, but today has just one. In Pelican, a community with an entirely fish-based economy, the population has shrunk by one-third in the last few years. The biggest employer in Hoonah, which used to boast a robust fishing and logging economy, is the school. These woes are a result of the problems plaguing Southeast's salmon economy, said area mayors who spoke Monday on the first day of a three-day salmon conference being held in Juneau. The mayors said Southeast fishing communities need better transportation and new, innovative products and production techniques if they are to continue making a living.
...beetle-killed spruce trees as a source for marketing wood products, such as railroad ties and wood siding. "We've got a lot of product that's going to waste that we can utilize," said newly elected president Tim O'Brien, a Nikiski mill owner...
...as previous years, in my opinion," Wolfenberger said. "It was a decent turnout. We were able to demonstrate a lot of products and had a lot of interest and some decent sales."
Simple improvements, such as lighting, can make a home fit the needs of its residents.
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