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KCAW Radio: Sitka reality show premieres Thursday / Medred talks Chignik co-op etc. #Media #AlaskaSeafood

Sitka reality show premieres Thursday
by Ed Ronco, KCAW December 28, 2011 9:09 pm

Sierra Anderson, 26, and her father, Dean, work on a net. The Anderson family is featured on "Hook, Line and Sisters," a reality show set to premiere Thursday. The show was partially shot in Sitka during the 2011 sac roe herring fishery. (Photo: TLC)

 A new reality show, called “Hook, Line and Sisters,” is set to premiere on the TLC network tonight at 8 p.m. Alaska time. It follows the Anderson family as they fish in Alaska. A large portion of the seven-episode series was filmed during the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery....... Audio/Text >>

Another Alaska reality show, this time it's salmon fishing 

Craig Medred | Dec 28, 2011

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another Alaska-based reality show on television, guess what? There's another Alaska-based reality show, “Hook, Line & Sisters”, premiering this week, featuring a Breckenridge, Colo., family's annual journey north to fish. Interestingly, the Anderson family underlines what is both best and worst about Alaska’s limited-entry salmon fisheries implemented in 1973............
.......... Instead of about 100 seiners competing for fish, only about a quarter of the fleet would fish. The fishermen who fished would be reimbursed for costs, and then the profits from the season would be split among all the permit holders. Dean and fellow fisherman Michael Grunert, a couple of the highliners in the traditional fishery, sued to stop the program. They argued it wasn't fair to set up a socialist system that gave the worst fishermen as big a chunk of the earnings as the best fishermen. They lost in Superior Court, and the fishery went forward in 2002. Though only 23 boats fished, most of the permit holders got checks for $20,000 or more. Some in the Alaska fishing business thought Chignik might then become a model for other Alaska fisheries in the future.
Three years later, though, the state Supreme Court struck down the Chignik co-op as a violation of the Alaska Constitution, and commercial fishermen in....

In the orb......

Kilcher family gets own reality show; it debuts Thursday

Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Daily News 
Published: December 28th, 2011 02:28 PM 
Last Modified: December 28th, 2011 02:54 PM

........... the Kilcher family takes center stage, though without the family's most famous member - multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter Jewel.

.... 9 p.m. Thursday on the Discovery Channel.....
Video h/t
"Alaska: The Last Frontier" trailer from anchoragedailynews on Vimeo.

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