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'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.)...

ADF&G Commissioner Speaks at SWAMC 02/22/12
Last week's Economic Summit focused on Southwest Alaska included an entire day dedicated to the fishing industry in Alaska. The day began with a speech from the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. KDLG's Mike Mason was there and filed this report. (6:31)..

Nushagak Cooperative Confirms Negotiations with GCI about Using Terra Southwest 02/22/12
The Nushagak Cooperative is talking about partnering with G-C-I to take advantage of the broadband internet capability made possible by the completion of the "Terra Southwest" project. (3:26)...

Two processors settle up, save millions
More than two years ago, Deckboss posted an item about pending enforcement actions against two major processors, Peter Pan and Icicle....

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
“Undercover Boss” Episode Featuring Bernt Bodal, CEO of American Seafoods, to Air Friday, Feb. 24 on CBS
SEATTLE -- This week’s episode of the hit reality series “Undercover Boss” will feature American Seafoods Group CEO Bernt Bodal as he returns to his roots on board an Alaskan Bering Sea catcher-processor vessel and also travels to New Bedford, MA to work at the Company’s processing plant. The episode will be broadcast Friday, Feb. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network....

Austerman Speaks on Coastal Management, Education Funding
Feb 22, 2012
Jay Barrett/KMXT
Kodiak Representative Alan Austerman, who is the House Majority Leader, spoke Monday about several issues before the legislature this year. Late last week he introduced a bill reinstating coastal management. He was asked to gauge how it might be received by his colleagues in the House....

February 22, 2012
DeLorme—Anchors Aweigh! Two-Way Sat Communicator Takes Coveted Award (SATCOM)
[SatNews] This Company took a top award that met three criteria.
DeLorme today announced that its inReach™ 2-Way Satellite Communicator has received a coveted National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award for Consumer Electronics. The award was presented at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, America’s premier event of its kind....

Budget Woes Could Mean Fewer Schools
Beb 22, 2012
Jennifer Canfield/KMXT
The Kodiak Island Borough School District is facing its most severe budget cuts in over a decade. The district is looking for solutions to a $3.5 million deficit for next year. About $2.5 million of that can be covered if the state Legislature passes a proposed spending bill. Without the money, Superintendent Stewart McDonald says cuts are inevitable....

Biomass could ease pressure on SE's hydro
Imported wood pellets compete with diesel fuel, even after the cost of importation to Alaska
Posted: February 22, 2012 - 12:04am
Biomass, energy efficiency and hydroelectric development, if taken together, could save Juneau ratepayers more than half of their energy bill by 2016...

Focus on schools part 5 – Fireweed forges its own academic trails
Authentic projects at Fireweed Academy public option schools follow thematic, constructionist theories of learning
By Naomi Klouda
Homer Tribune
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series offered by the Homer Tribune on school issues. This week, we look at the unconventional, yet effective teachings of charter schools....

Harris new rugged tablet brings Honeycomb to your local combat-zone
By Daniel Cooper  posted Feb 23rd 2012 4:02AM
Harris makes the tough tech you'd expect to see census takers (leave it), NFL stadiums and public buses toting around. It's introducing a new 7-inch Android tablet that's so hard-as-nails it would make a Galaxy Tab go home and call its mother. The Harris RF-3590 packs a...

Argentine researchers design a mobile freezer
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 16:30 (GMT + 9)
A team of the Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) in Mar del Plata designed a mobile freezing tunnel to process fish from aquaculture farms in rural areas. The equipment, which is designed especially for tilapia, was developed by technician Martin Erratchu and the INTI team of Mar del Plata. The researchers succeeded in creating a freezer that can be mobilized and attached to establishments or processing rooms...

Ocean acidification modifies climate change impact on fisheries: study
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 15:30 (GMT + 9)
New projections show that climate change will not benefit nations in cooler waters with richer fisheries and greater biodiversity as previously thought. Instead, when taking into account ocean acidification and deoxygenation, some regions may see lower catch potential by 2050, according to research released this week by University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers...

BP Spill Victims Still Feel Economic Impact as Trial Nears
February 23, 2012, 8:14 AM EST
By Allen Johnson Jr., Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Margaret
(Updates with judge’s ruling in 54th paragraph.)
Cronin Fisk
Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Louisiana oysterman Terrance M. Shelley was scrambling to keep up with demand by New Orleans restaurants before BP Plc’s Macondo well blew out in April 2010, crippling the processing plant he opened six months earlier...

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