Working for Alaska's Salmon Future Today
Header

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 …
Read more

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 …
Read more

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.

Alaska Dispatch News Nathaniel Herz January 16, 2015 JUNEAU — Alaska House Speaker Mike Chenault and Gov. Bill Walker said Friday they were unhappy with a state Board of Fisheries decision to dismiss one of the candidates to lead the Department of Fish and Game before he’d been interviewed. The Fish Board, in concert with the …
Read more

Recent Media on the Anti-Setnetter Initiative

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

The Bob Penney/AFCA proposed ballot initiative to ban setnetting is currently being opposed by the State of Alaska in an appeal to the state Supreme Court. While the appeal is pending, signatures are being gathered in the process to certify the initiative (30,000 statewide signatures are required) and get the question on the 2016 ballot. …
Read more

ASA’s Year-End Report for 2014

January 3rd, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off)

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 …
Read more

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 …
Read more