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Showing posts from February, 2012 : Interior Secretary Sees “Synergies” in NOAA Restructuring

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today asked Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar what he made of the recent White House proposal to have the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) move under the authority of the Interior Department.  Secretary Salazar told Senator Murkowski he sees “synergies” in the concept and that reports indicate it is a good idea. “On the question of NOAA and the Department of Interior, there are synergies that could be developed if there was such a consolidation but we’re not looking at it until we get the authority from Congress to move forward,” Salazar told Senator Murkowski.  “I’ve seen studies from outside groups that indicate that it would be a good idea.” Senator Murkowski responded that “if fisheries were under the Secretary’s jurisdiction, we could probably ensure better salmon dinners.” Senator Murkowski had the opportunity to ask the question during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Env

#RadioChatter #02-29-2012 Comfish News Roundup

BOF Stream Live In Ketchikan! Feb. 29, 2012 Fish board OKs some Sitka herring changes by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News February 29, 2012 12:40 AM Image via Wikipedia Alaska’s Board of Fisheries on Tuesday voted to close part of Sitka Sound to commercial herring harvests. But it wasn’t as much as some wanted.The board faced a number of proposals to lower catch levels, limit commercial fishing areas, or both. The Sitka Tribe of Alaska and some others wanted further protections for subsistence harvests of herring and their roe. The board voted down eight of the nine plans before it on Tuesday. The one that passed created subsistence-only zones by closing lucrative commercial harvest areas. Scott Kelley is Southeast regional supervisor for Fish and Game’s Commercial Fisheries Division. “One of the board members submitted substitute regulatory language that... Fisheries board

Flying Wild in Alaska

Uploaded by SkyTrekkingAK on Feb 28, 2012 Sky Trekking Alaska floatplane flying with Pilot/guide Tim Gossett, last flight in the fall oh so bitter sweet!

Charlton Heston : IMAX Alaska Spirit Of The Wild. 1080p

Grizzly Brown Bear Bluff Charge, Katmai Alaska

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#RadioChatter #02-28-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Image via Wikipedia BOF Stream Live In Ketchikan! Feb. 28, 2012 TESTIMONY — Organized Village of Saxman Tribal President Lee Wallace participates in public testimony at the Board of Fisheries meeting Saturday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The meeting began on Friday and will last 10 days. Staff photo by Hall Anderson Fish Board hears testimony By SCOTT BOWLEN Daily News Staff Writer The Alaska Board of Fisheries heard testimony from nearly 100 people this weekend as the board’s 2012 meeting on proposed changes to state management of finfish in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat continued at Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center. Read more... (password req.) Ketchikan Shipyard sale topic of report By TOM MILLER Daily News Staff Writer The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday will hear a presentation from Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority on

Senator Murkowski: Alaska Needs to Raise a Little Hell 2/28/12

Murkowski Speaks to the Alaskan Impact of Dept. of Interior Decision Making 2/28/12 : EU to remove duties on US cold water shrimp exports

#RawFromDeck : Southeast Alaska Salmon Seining Summer 2011 #-Hollywood

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Ariel Tweto star of Flying Wild In Alaska out having fun and looking sexy in Hollywood

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M/V Miss Pearl Grounding

PORT ARTHUR, Texas - The M/V Miss Pearl sits on the Sabine jetties after running aground Feb. 24, 2012. Crews from the Coast Guard responded with air and water assets to evacuate the four-man crew and assess pollution. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Seattle fishermen rescued in the Aleutian Islands (Neptune 1 - Umnak Island)

lick on map for high resolution image, Map courtesy of Google Earth ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen from the northwest side of Umnak Island, one island west of Unalaska Island, after their 58-foot fishing vessel went aground there at 11:46 p.m. Sunday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to St. Paul Island rescued the three crewmembers at 3:19 a.m. and safely delivered them to Unalaska with no reported medical issues or injuries. Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak received a radio call for help from the crew of the Seattle-based fishing vessel Neptune 1 at 11:21 p.m. stating that their fishing vessel was disabled and drifting toward the island. After receiving the distress call, Coast Guard District 17 Command Center watshstanders immediately directed the launch of the St. Paul-deployed helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Kodiak. The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley crew was also diverte

#RadioChatter #02-27-2012 Comfish News Roundup

BOF Stream Live In Ketchikan! Feb. 27, 2012 Board allows Jensen to vote on herring issues by Deanna Garrison February 26, 2012 5:24 PM The State Board of Fisheries reversed course on Sunday and agreed to allow Petersburg commercial fisherman John Jensen to participate in board discussions and votes on the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery. Jensen is one of two board members from Southeast Alaska on the seven-person state Board of Fish. The board is holding a 10-day meeting in Ketchikan to decide Southeast fin fish regulations.... Coast Guard Commandant talks Arctic security, Alaska infrastructure Alaska Dispatch | Feb 27, 2012 According to the Armed Forces Press Service, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. discussed Arctic security and challenges facing Alaska-based Coast Guard units as activity in the Arctic continues to increase.... http://www.alaskadispatch.

3-Minute Market Insight EP71 - Shrimp Prices May Rise, Pollock Fishermen & Plants Settle on Price

F-16 Fighting Falcon "18th Aggressor Squadron" USAF

Uploaded by MilitaryWings on Feb 27, 2012 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, 354th Fighter Wing, Eielson AFB, Alaska, take-off at Andersen Air Force Base for the Cope North Exercise Feb. 24,2012. Cope North is a bilateral flying exercise between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, improving interoperability between the two nations through two weeks of aerial scenarios.


Uploaded by RoyalW1979 on Feb 26, 2012 GREENPEACE ACTIVISTS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY Added: 6.31PM Monday February 27, 2012 Source: ONE News Actress Lucy Lawless, along with six other protestors, will appear in a New Plymouth court on Thursday.Lawless and a group of Greenpeace activists scaled the ship's 53-metre drilling derrick and unfurled banners in Port Taranaki at 7am on Friday. The ship was scheduled to leave the port yesterday to drill three exploratory oil wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, but the journey was delayed due to the protesters' actions.

Samsung Smart TV Awards Night 2012 Commercial

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#RadioChatter #02-26-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Image via Wikipedia BOF Stream Live In Ketchikan! Board of Fish members experienced, varied By SCOTT BOWLEN Daily News Staff Writer The current Alaska Board of Fisheries that’s begun meeting in Ketchikan to decide proposed changes to the state management of salmon, herring and other finfish species in Southeast Alaska is experienced in the board process, while individual members have a variety of backgrounds. Read more... (password req.) Day one of 10 begins By SCOTT BOWLEN Daily News Staff Writer The Alaska Board of Fisheries launched into its 10-day meeting in Ketchikan on Friday, hearing several reports on Southeast Alaska fish stocks and fisheries in addition to taking action regarding a sockeye salmon stock near Ketchikan. Read more... (password req.) Sponsor: Pebble bill aims to protect reputation of

Fisher Poets Gathering | Ron McDaniel

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Under the Trans Alaskan Pipeline

Uploaded by PolarTRECProgram on Feb 25, 2012 PolarTREC teacher Mark Paricio explaining why the Trans Alaskan Pipeline is not bolted down. Video by Nick LaFave.

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#RadioChatter #02-03-2012 Comfish News Roundup

BOF Stream Live In Ketchikan! 2/24/2012 How things work A marvelous facet of Alaska government is seen up close and at its best when the Board of Fisheries convenes. There, seven citizens preside over management of the resource that in large part led to statehood. Territorial residents knew they could do a better job of managing our fish than did the feds. (You’ve heard about the fish traps in “The Fish Pirate’s Daughter” local farcical melodrama? They weren’t the figment of a comedy writer’s imagination; they were real and... Board of Fish: Feb 24- Mar 5, Ketchikan: SEAS Comments > Fisheries Board Takes Up Southeast Allocation Issues By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau | February 23, 2012 - 6:33 pm The Alaska Board of Fisheries addresses Southeast finfish issues s

Senator Lisa Murkowski Annual Speech to Alaska State Legislature 2/23/12

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#RadioChatter #02-24-2012 Comfish News Roundup Google Sea View Thursday, 23rd February 2012 by James Turnbull Not content with covering almost every road in the world, Google have partnered with the University of Queensland to produce underwater Street View, and have announced plans to cover Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in September of this year.... dutchharbortelegraph : Xena Warrior Princess fights Arctic drilling!/haulinggear/status/173062771045433344 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Third time the charm for herring catch shares? The state Board of Fisheries begins a 10-day meeting tomorrow in Ketchikan to consider dozens of Southeast Alaska finfish proposals. Proposals 233 and 234 are especially noteworthy. These would create equal harvest sharesfor Sitka Sound sac roe herring seiners. The board has rejected the idea twice before, in 2006 and 2009. Supporters, however, argue the imperative for equal shares has....   http:

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#RadioChatter #02-23-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Image by Getty Images via @daylife 'Like a Cinderella story' Posted: February 21, 2012 - 6:06pm By Logan Tuttle Peninsula Clarion What began as a way for his granddaugther Kylee to enjoy bacon, has led Fred West and Tustumena Smokehouse to Boston to present Kylee’s Alaska Salmon Bacon, among other products, at the International Boston Seafood Show next month.  “We never thought it would escalate to this point — not even close,” West said. “But we’re very happy.” West’s trip to Boston is the result his smokehouse receiving the Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products contest grand prize... Fish Board to eye new plan By SCOTT BOWLEN Daily News Staff Writer Alaska’s Board of Fisheries will consider establishing a new management plan for the sport, personal use and commercial troll fisheries that target hatchery-produced king salmon in the Herring Cove area of Ketchikan. Read more... (password req.)...

#RadioChatter #02-22-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Ports Of Call | Elfin Cove | Alaska’s Mystical “Gunk Hole” Since 2007, Elfin Cove has been one of those rare southeast alaska destinations that lives vividly in my mind. We managed to lose our anchor on the F/V Rose Lee that summer, which somehow lead us to the port of Elfin Cove. Nestled into a southern little gunk hole in Icy Strait, Elfin Cove is home to some of the best views of the awe inspiring Fairweather Range. Oh yeah, just across the strait is a little bay you may have heard of, known as Glacier Bay! It only took me a few moments to roam the harbor and traverse the various boardwalks, but it seems like it has taken an eternity for me to get back to Elfin Cove. Another summer of salmon searching is just around the corner and you never know what ports you may call home for the summer.... An Icicle Seafood's Vice President Talks Candidly About Bristol Bay 02/21/12 It's a good time t