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By Cristy Fry The newly elected “unity team” of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have received praise from all sides about their inclusive transition team of 250 Alaskans from all walks of life and all areas of expertise, open to the public and press. The fisheries component was by far the largest …
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Dr. Kate Myers discussed Chinook salmon at the Mat-Su Symposium

November 27th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

One of the keynote speakers at the Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium was internationally recognized fisheries scientist Dr. Katherine Myers. She is recently retired from the University of Washington’s High Seas Salmon Research Program where she had worked since 1980. Dr. Myers received the 2014 North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission Award in recognition of …
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Mat-Su Salmon Science and Conservation Symposium

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Events | Salmon - (Comments Off)

ASA’s Executive Director Arni Thomson is on the Steering Committee of the Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership. An annual science symposium is one of the Partnership’s tools for enabling collaboration between the various entities that are concerned with sustaining salmon in the Valley. The 2014 symposium was just held in Palmer on November 18 and …
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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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