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Bully politics harm all salmon user groups Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 10:04 am By Arni Thomson As the representative for the Alaska Salmon Alliance based in Kenai and Anchorage, I have been doing community outreach in the Mat-Su Valley for the past 18 months, in an effort to bring sport, personal …
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ASA helps sponsor seafood cook-off on June 13…

June 13th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

On May 15 ASA’s Executive Director, Arni Thompson, was the presenter at the Resource Development Council for Alaska’s Breakfast Meeting in Anchorage. The topic was  – The Economic Importance of the Cook Inlet Drift and Set Net Commercial Salmon Fisheries:  The Core of the Southcentral Alaska $350 Million Commercial Fishing Industry The presentation can be …
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SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton April 30, 2014 NOAA has released ‘Fisheries Economics of the US’ covering the year 2012, and it should be required reading for all in Congress involved in reauthorization of the Magnuson Stevens Act. The report shows once and for all that in terms of economic value, employment, sales and income, there …
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New fisheries advocacy group plots strategy

April 26th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion April 25, 2014 – 9:59am Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion In this August 8, 2012 file photo commercial setnet fishers pick a net during a calm day in the Cook Inlet. Resources for All Alaskans, a group formed to combat an proposed initiative to ban commercial setnet fishing in certain …
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Court hears oral argument in setnet ban initiative appeal

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

By Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2014.04.22 11:06 PM The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance and the State of Alaska each made a case to an Anchorage Superior Court judge today about why — or why not — a proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetters should be allowed to move forward. The alliance, or …
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  Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative  Resources for All Alaskans has submitted a legal brief in support of the State of Alaska’s decision to prevent the Set Netter Ban initiative from proceeding to the August 2016 ballot. Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that decision in …
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Commercial groups rip board during Cook Inlet ‘fish week’

April 10th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

By Bob Tkacz, For the Journal Published: 2014.04.08 10:11 AM JUNEAU — The ethics, expertise and ability of the Board of Fisheries members were questioned during an unusual three-day hearing on Cook Inlet salmon issues held by the Senate Resources Committee in the last week of March. The Department of Fish and Game was criticized …
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Alaska Dispatch Lillian Person, April 4, 2014 As lifelong Alaskans, we have always been proud to be able to live here, work here and provide a lifestyle for our children that they could someday provide for their children, too.  We work hard and have tried to teach our kids the same work ethic while enjoying …
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Setnet petition fails

April 4th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

Board of Fisheries finds lack of merit in proposal to split Kenai and East Forelands from Kasilof Posted: April 3, 2014 – 8:58pm  |  Updated: April 3, 2014 – 9:44pm By Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion A petition to separate management of the Kenai, East Forelands and Kasilof sections of the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was failed unanimously …
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