If you’re starting out as an investor, you might be feeling overwhelmed. After all, it seems like there’s just so much to know. How can you get enough of a handle on basic investment concepts so that you’re comfortable in making well-informed choices? Actually, you can get a good grip on the investment process by […]
If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time. Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater. Will you be financially prepared for that day? […]
Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected.
“We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going to make the chum salmon numbers either. So we’ll have to go over with pinks, but at the rate things are going that is entirely possible,” said Geron Bruce, deputy director of Fish and Game’s Commercial Fisheries division.
Over the past couple of years, the economic picture has brightened for many cities and states — but some of them are still facing potential financial problems. As a citizen, you may well have concerns about these issues. And as an investor, these financial woes may affect your thinking about one particular type of investment […]
Oncorhynchus! Any doubts about the brand power of Alaska salmon can be put to rest after the high visibility contretemps over the past few weeks – and the fish story has a happy ending.
All of Alaska’s “powers that be” converged on Wal-Mart and the National Park Service when both reportedly snubbed Alaska salmon over a labeling issue. Both Governor Sean Parnell and Senator Mark Begich sent letters to Wal-Mart, blasting the ill-advised decision. Senator Lisa Murkowski verbally (and very publicly) spanked the NPS for not following its own rules.
You can get lucky by finding a parking meter with time left on it. You can “luck out” by having nice weather on your vacation. You can even be lucky at love. But when it comes to financial matters, you’re better off not counting on Lady Luck — and focusing instead on setting and pursuing […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images; all brought to you by a handmade, high-definition undersea camera.
“Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high-resolution pictures of the bottom of the ocean,” said Gregg Rosenkranz, a state scallop biometrician based in Kodiak.
It might sound like a whopper of a fish story, but Alaska salmon is not good enough for Wal-Mart or the U.S. National Park Service.
The reason? Alaska’s wild-caught salmon does not brandish a specific eco-label verifying that it is sustainably managed – as determined by two Outside groups: the London-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing. Before we get to […]
The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled, so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas.
More than 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law ruling U.S. fisheries. The Act is undergoing reauthorization for the first time in seven years.