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Report: $1.2 billion of output from Southcentral fishing

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Report: $1.2 billion of output from Southcentral fishing)

By DJ Summers, Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2015.06.17 02:43 PM Seafood employs more people in Southcentral than mining in the entire state, pays out more in Anchorage than construction, and has enough management and logistics infrastructure in Anchorage to rival that of Seattle, according to a new report. Juneau-based economics firm McDowell Group released …
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Examining anti-setnet group’s claims about ‘bycatch’

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Examining anti-setnet group’s claims about ‘bycatch’)

By Laine Welch, Fish Factor/For the Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2015.06.17 02:43 PM A one-handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000-signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election ballot, and let …
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Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures)

Posted: June 10, 2015 – 5:38pm  | By By DJ Summers Alaska Journal of Commerce After the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance submitted 43,000 signatures on June 10 to the Alaska Division of Elections seeking a 2016 ballot initiative that would ban setnets in urban areas of the state, the organization scrubbed its website to remove a link …
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McDowell Group Releases New Economic Report

June 10th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on McDowell Group Releases New Economic Report)

The Economic Impact of the Seafood Industry in Southcentral Alaska Read or download the report here. (UPDATED: June 23, 2015 Please note the report has been revised with a few updated photos and text.”  See page 17.)   PRESS RELEASE For Further Information Contact: Alaska Salmon Alliance Arni Thomson, Executive Director athomsonak@gmail.com (907) 929-0388 Seafood Industry a …
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Robert Mumford appointed to Board of Fisheries

May 25th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Robert Mumford appointed to Board of Fisheries)

Mumford tapped for Board of Fisheries By DJ Summers, Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2015.05.20 03:48 PM Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced on May 20 that Robert Mumford has been appointed to the vacant seat on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. “I am pleased to announce Bob Mumford as my appointee to the Board of …
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Time for Kenai-area community to cut its ties with KRSA

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Time for Kenai-area community to cut its ties with KRSA)

Alaska Journal of Commerce GUEST COMMENTARY: Time for Kenai-area community to cut its ties with KRSA By Dwight Kramer Published: 2015.04.22 02:25 PM Last weekend the Alaska Legislature voted against the confirmation of Soldotna resident Robert Ruffner for a seat on the Board of Fisheries. Robert is well respected locally, in-state and nationally for his …
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AJOC EDITORIAL: Legislature votes for factions over fish

April 30th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on AJOC EDITORIAL: Legislature votes for factions over fish)

Alaska Journal of Commerce AJOC EDITORIAL: Legislature votes for factions over fish By Andrew Jensen, Managing Editor Published: 2015.04.22 02:25 PM The mantra “Fish come first” has been exposed as nothing more than a fish tale. Gov. Bill Walker’s second crack at a Board of Fisheries nominee was defeated April 19 in the Legislature by …
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Legislating fishery management?

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Legislating fishery management?)

Currently in the Alaska State Legislature a bill titled “An Act providing priority to personal use fisheries when fishing restrictions are implemented to achieve a management goal” is currently in committee(s) as Senate Bill 42 and House Bill 110. Normally, fisheries management is handled by ADF&G and the Board of Fisheries. ASA President Paul Dale …
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A brief history of Susitna salmon

March 2nd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles | In-River | Salmon - (Comments Off on A brief history of Susitna salmon)

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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Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty

February 11th, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Seafood: Alaska’s Sustainable Bounty)

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/AlaskaStock.com 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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