Alaska Fisheries Report — Aug. 15, 2019

The pink salmon harvest in Southeast Alaska is expected to end up hitting its target numbers after all. Despite poor returns in the northern part of the region, fishermen farther south are doing fine.

A fisheries scientist based working in NOAA’s Auke Bay lab in Juneau is given the U.S. government’s highest honor available to scientists in the early part of their careers. We take a trip to her lab where she’s busy blowing up dried fish using her bomb calorimeter.

The Aleutian Chain has the driest July in 95 years. How does that affect streams?

And finally, a report on salmon farming 2.0—high tech land-based aquaculture systems.



We had help from Angela Denning at KFSK in Petersburg, Zoe Grueskin at KTOO in Juneau, KUCB’s Hope McKenney in Unalaska. . And Laine Welch at Alaska Fish Radio.

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