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A brief history of Susitna salmon

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles | In-River | Salmon - (Comments Off)

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:42 pm By Erik Huebsch  [ASA Vice-President] A brief history of Susitna salmon management begins when the first escapement goal was set for Susitna sockeye in 1979. A Bendix sonar counter was placed into service about that time to measure the escapement. In the late 1980s, the …
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Dr. Roland Maw of Kasilof, Alaska has just been unanimously endorsed by the Board of Directors of the United Fishermen of Alaska for an appointment to the Board of Fisheries. If you have not yet done so, please consider sending an informal email or letter to the following on behalf of yourself and your company …
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Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty

February 11th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Alaska Business Monthly – Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty By Will Swagel Published: February 1, 2015 Fishermen in the Bering Sea working on pollock haul back. © Steven Kazlowski/ When counting fish, Alaska is a world class producer. In fact, if it were a separate country, Alaska would place among the top dozen fishing nations in …
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Explaining UCIDA’s role in Cook Inlet salmon management lawsuit

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Alaska Dispatch News David Martin February 1, 2015 OPINION: There have been numerous misstatements made about a lawsuit challenging a decision by the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council that affects Cook Inlet salmon management. Pictured: A drift gillnetter fishes for sockeye salmon on July 23, 2005, in the Cook Inlet with the 11,070-foot Mount Spurr …
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By The Journal of Commerce Published: 2015.01.22 11:06 AM Alaska had a record number of earthquakes in 2014, but this year could set a new one if Gov. Bill Walker keeps it up. After openly picking a fight with the Legislature and the supporters of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project by dismissing three Alaska …
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Board of Fish chair Johnstone resigns, replaced by Maw

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles | News | Political action - (Comments Off)

Alaska Journal of Commerce January 21, 2015 Board of Fish chair Johnstone resigns, replaced by Maw By Rashah McChesney, Morris News Service-Alaska/Peninsula Clarion   Editor’s note: This is a breaking news story that will be updated periodically with new information.  Alaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone has resigned. He could be replaced by United …
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Governor Walker releases transition team reports

January 21st, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

On January 20, 2015 Governor Walker issued the following press release regarding the work of his transition teams: The link to the Fisheries Transition Committee report is here.

Alaska Dispatch News Nathaniel Herz January 16, 2015 JUNEAU — Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault and Gov. Bill Walker said Friday they were unhappy with a state Board of Fisheries decision to dismiss one of the candidates to lead the Department of Fish and Game before he’d been interviewed. The Fish Board, in concert with the …
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Recent Media on the Anti-Setnetter Initiative

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

The Bob Penney/AFCA proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is currently being opposed by the State of Alaska in an appeal to the state Supreme Court. While the appeal is pending, signatures are being gathered in the process to certify the initiative (30,000 statewide signatures are required) and get the question on the 2016 ballot. …
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