Now that another year is ending, it’s a good time to take stock of where you are on your journey toward financial security. Of course, you could find many different “measuring sticks” to assess your progress, but you can certainly gain considerable information just by asking yourself some basic questions. Here are a few to […]
That’s the big question as the industry braces for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s interim meeting this week in Seattle.
By all accounts, there appear to be lots of halibut in Alaska waters, but their unusually slow growth rates have forced catches downward for nearly a decade. Alaska’s total catch this year was about 22 million pounds.
Thanksgiving is almost here. If you have the financial resources to provide a comfortable life for your family, you have reason to be thankful. And if you can afford to share some of your “bounty” with charitable organizations, you may want to be as generous as possible — because your gifts may allow you to both give and receive.
More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running.
That’s according to the November Alaska Economic Trends by the State Labor Department, which provides a look at the numbers of “boots on deck” by region and fishery.
Throughout your career, you have been working hard to save in one or more retirement accounts. Then, once you retire, you’ll have some new decisions to make. But one choice has already been made for you: the age at which you must start taking withdrawals, or “distributions.” It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with […]
By Laine Welch Americans remained true to their seafood favorites last year with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topping the list of the 10 most popular seafoods. That’s according to the National Fisheries Institute, which compiles the list each year based on data from the government’s Fisheries Report. Following those top three are tilapia, Alaska […]
At various times, many people may feel frustrated by the performance of their investments. For example, they expect growth, and they don’t get it — or they think the value of their investment won’t fluctuate much, but it does. However, some of this frustration might be alleviated if investors were more familiar with the nature […]
Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs.
For nearly four decades, that has been the job of fishery observers who track everything hauled aboard trawlers, crabbers and most other fishing vessels 50 feet and up.
by Laine Welch For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s top fishing port with 752 million pounds crossing those docks last year. The catch was valued at $214 million. The No. 2 port for landings again was Empire-Venice, La. The Aleutian Islands jumped to third place with 456 million […]
November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care — such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide — you’ll want to plan for the potential costs involved. Of course, you might think that you’ll always be able to live independently, without […]