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Videos aim to help commercial fishermen improve salmon quality

Submitted by Doug Schneider
Phone: 907-474-7449

05/15/09

During the coming weeks, thousands of commercial salmon fishermen will wet their nets and pull in millions of wild salmon, as Alaska's most anticipated fishing season gets underway.

Amid a global economic recession and lingering high fuel prices, fishermen will have to catch and deliver the highest quality fish possible if they want to make money.

To help both veteran fishermen and greenhorns alike, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program has released a series of nine videos on improving salmon quality. The videos were produced with gillnet fishermen in mind, but much of the information will be valuable to all gear types.

The videos cover topics including quality, boat setup, fishing practices, product handling, chilling, dressing and pressure bleeding, unloading product, and cleaning and sanitizing.

The videos are available free online at www.MarineAdvisory.org. Single copies of the videos on DVD are free for as long as the supply lasts. For more information, contact the Marine Advisory Program at 907-274-9691, or visit the video's Web site in the Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore

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