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KodiakDailyMirror.com :: Borough gets first look at letter to Locke

Borough gets first look at letter to Locke Article published on Friday, May 29th, 2009 By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly got a first look Thursday at a letter to the U.S. secretary of commerce drafted by assembly member Sue Jeffrey — and an earful from 17 citizens about the letter’s message concerning Gulf of Alaska (GOA) cod fishing. Most of the citizens who talked about the letter during the assembly work session said they support asking Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to stop a limited license program (LLP) adopted in April by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. But Jeffrey explained she drafted the letter because analysis of the program’s social and economic possible effects, posted on NPFMC’s Website, looked inadequate. She thinks the Department of Commerce, which is responsible for fishing in federal waters, should “take a step back” and get more data. “It’s not taking sides,” Jeffrey said........... http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/?pid=19&a

Fish processing plant to open in Platinum: AP Alaska | adn.com

Fish processing plant to open in Platinum: AP Alaska | adn.com : "Fish processing plant to open in Platinum By MARGARET BAUMAN / Alaska Journal of Commerce Published: May 30th, 2009 11:08 PM Last Modified: May 30th, 2009 11:08 PM ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A community development quota group representing 20 Southwest Alaska communities will open a new $35 million salmon processing facility in June in Platinum. The facility will be financed by the group's lucrative profits in Bering Sea pollock fisheries. The plant, under construction for the past year by Coastal Villages Region Fund, is expected to employ 125 workers, with room and board at the plant, will double the salmon processing capacity already provided by the CVRF's Quinhagak plant, which also employs 125 people. CVRF officials said. http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/813974.html View Larger Map

Dept. of Transients: Fish out of Water: The Talk of the Town: The New Yorker

Dept. of Transients: Fish out of Water: The Talk of the Town: The New Yorker : A couple of Fridays ago, when the weather was warm and office workers all over the city were streaming up the avenues at lunchtime, a group of Alaskans gathered at Alaska House, on Mercer Street, for a buffet lunch celebrating a program called Alaska Benefisheries. ......... ............ Governor Sarah Palin was supposed to be the guest of honor, but she had been called home to deal with a flood in the Yukon River valley, and so her husband, Todd, was the biggest fish in the room. Todd Palin has a set-net operation in Bristol Bay—he .......... He said that he was looking forward to the start of salmon season, next month, but he cautioned that his day job is not as exciting as it looks on the TV show “The Deadliest Catch”: “Anytime you tell someone you’re a commercial fisherman, they automatically think you’re one of those tough guys on the deck out there.” Adams broke in. “Don’t let Todd kid you,” he said.

Lawsuit over halibut charter restrictions grows: Alaska Fishing | adn.com

Lawsuit over halibut charter restrictions grows The Associated Press Published: May 27th, 2009 09:22 PM Last Modified: May 27th, 2009 09:23 PM" ........ The Halibut Coalition (joins lawsuit) says a new federal rule limiting anglers to one fish is fair and necessary to protect halibut stocks................ http://www.adn.com/outdoors/fishing/story/810544.html

Caught on Video: Whales Steal Longline Blackcod near Sitka

Caught on Video: Whales Steal Fish Jeanna Bryner Senior Writer LiveScience.com jeanna Bryner senior Writer livescience.com – Tue May 26, 12:55 pm ET Sneaky sperm whales had been snagging an easy meal by stealing black cod from deep-sea fishing lines off Sitka, Alaska . Now, underwater video has revealed their cod-thieving secret: The giant marine mammals pluck the fishing line at one end to shake the black cod free at the other end. The video results also shed light on the link.. Full story....... http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090526/sc_livescience/caughtonvideowhalesstealfish See video here >> http://www.livescience.com/common/media/video/player.php?videoRef=LS_090526_Whales-Steal-Fish

KodiakDailyMirror.com :: Fishermen want support against new NPFMC rule

Fishermen want support against new NPFMC rule Article published on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer Kodiak fisherman expressed strong feelings about a letter the borough plans to send to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, even before the assembly has taken up the matter officially. The planned letter would address a policy decision reached in early April by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to base Pacific cod endorsements on recency for the license limitation program (LLP) aimed at reducing the number of participants in the Western and Central Gulf of Alaska fishery. As head of the Department of Commerce, Locke has responsibility for the NPFMC....... http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/?pid=19&id=7620

H&M Bay Cools Its Freight With RFID - RFID Journal

H&M Bay Cools Its Freight With RFID - RFID Journal EPC Gen 2 passive tags enable the shipping company to track the location of temperature-sensitive goods at its new cold-storage facilities, and to share that information with its customers. By Claire Swedberg May 26, 2009—Saturdays are busy days at the Federalsburg, Md., cross-docking distribution center of H & M Bay , a national less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of frozen and refrigerated goods. Late in the day every Friday, the company's fleet of 130 or more trucks begins arriving with trailers loaded with beef, seafood, bakery items and other temperature-sensitive goods. To improve on its system of transferring freight from one truck to another, the company decided in 2008 to install cold-storage rooms so freight could be unloaded and stored in a temperature-controlled fashion until it was ready to be loaded onto another vehicle. However, the firm also realized that if it installed such cold-storage facilities, it would

When Twitter met food trucks | The Social - CNET News

When Twitter met food trucks | The Social - CNET News : Old school meets new school: Mister Softee and the Mud Truck. (Credit: Caroline McCarthy/CNET) NEW YORK-- Goat cheese is the new black. Introducing goat cheese cheesecake , asserted the Twitter account for a Manhattan food outlet called the Dessert Truck one morning in April, a few hours before it opened up shop at its semi-regular haunt on the corner of St. Mark's Place and Third Avenue. The Dessert Truck is usually in good company. Walk out of the Astor Place subway station into Cooper Square, the gateway to the St. Mark's and Bowery nightlife strips, and depending on the time of day you can buy a cup of coffee, an order of Thai chicken, a Belgian waffle drowning in whipped cream, or a cone of local-ingredients-only ice cream--or, for that matter, goat cheese cheesecake--without ever setting foot inside a storefront. If you ask whether you'll find them there the next day, your server will likely tell you to keep ta

Portugal's wave farm may be sunk | GreenTech Pastures | ZDNet.com

Portugal's wave farm may be sunk | GreenTech Pastures | ZDNet.com : May 20th, 2009 .......... Back when I first blogged about the Pelamis tech to be used in Portugal it was an optimistic, first and biggest-of-its-kind idea. Now, with the Aussie owners in bankruptcy the wave farm may be abandoned.. http://blogs.zdnet.com/green/?p=4699

Intuit unveils mobile phone credit card processing | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

Intuit unveils mobile phone credit card processing | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com : " May 21st, 2009 Chances are you’ve seen wireless payment terminals, those handheld devices being used by the clerk at the Apple Store or the flight attendant who pours a cocktail at 35,000 feet. The devices allow for instant payments to be processed simply by swiping a credit card into it. Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks software for small businesses, is announcing a new service today, called Intuit GoPayment, that will put credit-card processing technology into most cell phones, paving the way for electricians, tow-truck drivers or any other mobile workers who. http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=18517