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Is Alaska getting full value from fishery resources?

January 26th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Is Alaska getting full value from fishery resources?)

Salmon and other fishery resources in Alaska are constitutionally required to be managed for both sustained yield and maximum benefit to the people. Allowing huge quantities of surplus salmon (beyond the number needed for escapements) to go unharvested does not meet the maximum benefit requirement. Current fisheries management in Cook Inlet is allowing millions of …
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Latest McDowell Group seafood report shows job growth

January 21st, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Latest McDowell Group seafood report shows job growth)

By:  DJ Summers Alaska Journal of Commerce Posted:  Wed, 01/20/2016 – 1:57pm Harvesting Alaska seafood ranks between oil and tourism in economic impact, according to a new report detailing on the commercial fishing industry. The Juneau-based economics firm McDowell Group released an updated study on the economic impacts of the commercial fishing industry on Jan. …
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ASMI releases new economic study

January 20th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in News | Research - (Comments Off on ASMI releases new economic study)

Alaska Seafood Industry Pumps $14.6 billion a Year into US Economy SEAFOODNEWS.COM By Peggy Parker – January 20, 2016 A new study commissioned by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute found that economic impacts of the commercial fishing industry in Alaska to the rest of the nation reached $14.6 billion in recent years. Those impacts include …
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KTVA News in Anchorage continues coverage of so-called Kenai Fish Wars

January 18th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on KTVA News in Anchorage continues coverage of so-called Kenai Fish Wars)

KTVA’s Rhonda McBride on “Frontiers”: The Alaska Supreme Court recently threw out a setnet ban initiative. So, what’s next for the long running fish fight in Kenai? In this web extra, Andrew Jensen who is editor of the Alaska Journal of Commerce, will analyze the decision and talk about the implications for fisheries across Alaska. …
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Alaska steps back from the brink – John Sackton Editorial

January 7th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Alaska steps back from the brink – John Sackton Editorial)

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Editor’s View] by John Sackton January 5, 2016 The Alaska Supreme Court decision preventing a ballot initiative to ban salmon set nets in parts of Cook Inlet last week allowed the seafood industry to heave a sigh of relief. But like any complex mechanism, the system of fish management that has created sustainable seafood …
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Fourteen year delay on publishing research reports defended by ADF&G

January 7th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Fourteen year delay on publishing research reports defended by ADF&G)

Alaska Journal of Commerce ADFG insists studies were used despite going unpublished By:  DJ Summers Posted:  Wed, 01/06/2016 – 2:07pm Use it, then lose it, was the fate of a long-delayed Kenai River habitat study until the Alaska Department of Fish and Game finally published it last fall. A 14-year publication delay on a Kenai …
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Huge Win for Commercial Seafood as Alaska Supreme Court Rejects Sport Fish Ballot Initiative

January 7th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Huge Win for Commercial Seafood as Alaska Supreme Court Rejects Sport Fish Ballot Initiative)

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM By Peggy Parker – January 4, 2016 Commercial salmon fishermen, along with the entire seafood industry in Alaska, heaved a huge sigh of relief on New Year’s eve as Alaska’s highest court upheld the principle that fisheries allocations in Alaska cannot be subject to ballot initiative. The Court’s decision upheld a core section …
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AJOC EDITORIAL: Time for Penney to drop vendetta against setnetters

January 6th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on AJOC EDITORIAL: Time for Penney to drop vendetta against setnetters)

By: Andrew Jensen Managing Editor Posted: Wed, 01/06/2016 – 1:58pm Bob Penney is now 0 for 2 at the Alaska Supreme Court in his efforts to reallocate Cook Inlet salmon stocks at the ballot box, but he’s not giving up the fight against commercial fishermen. It’s past time that he did after some three decades …
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News coverage of the Supreme Court decision

January 4th, 2016 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles | News | Salmon - (Comments Off on News coverage of the Supreme Court decision)

Peninsula Clarion Alaska Supreme Court rules setnet ban initiative unconstitutional Posted: December 31, 2015 – 12:05pm  |  Updated: January 2, 2016 – 7:04pm Back | Next Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion In this July 9, 2014 file photo, commercial set gillnetters inthe Kenai and East Foreland sections of the east side setnet fishery in the Cook Inlet have their …
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Alaska Supreme Court rules against the anti-setnetter ballot initiative

December 31st, 2015 | Posted by asaadmin2 in Articles - (Comments Off on Alaska Supreme Court rules against the anti-setnetter ballot initiative)

Today Alaska’s Supreme Court handed down their decision regarding the anti-setnetter ballot initiative proposed by the Bob Penney group – Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance. The Supreme Court made the decision that the ballot initiative that would allow voters to eliminate the commercial setnet fishery in Cook Inlet was not constitutional because it would be an …
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