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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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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.