Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program releases videos aimed at helping commercial fishermen improve salmon quality



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

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.

All of the videos are available free online. 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 MAP online.