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2014 Upper Cook Inlet salmon season summary

October 29th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

The 2014 Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery netted the third-highest ex-vessel value in the past ten years. This was in spite of the foregone value of overescapements into the Kasilof, Kenai and some Mat-su rivers, and a lack of opportunity for commercial fishing on this season’s abundant chum and pink runs.   Alaska Journal of …
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State of Alaska continues to oppose ballot-box fishery management

September 19th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

State will appeal ruling allowing setnet ban initiative By Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: 2014.08.07 11:45 AM   The State of Alaska will appeal a Superior Court decision to allow a ballot initiative that would ban setnets in urban areas of the state. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, filed a ballot …
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Setnetter Ban Ballot Initiative Opposition

September 19th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

The Peninsula Clarion published the following editorial: Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs Posted: July 31, 2014 – 7:21pm  |  Updated: August 1, 2014 – 8:46am …A ballot initiative to ban a gear type has the potential to allow hundreds of thousands of Alaskans from outside the Kenai Peninsula to decide the future of the commercial setnet industry that …
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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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