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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

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.... Follow > Live Stream > (pending until link is found)

February’s “mountainous” seas
by Robert Woolsey, KCAW
February 22, 2012 5:16 pm
Seas on the Fairweather grounds were as high as Sitka's O'Connell Bridge. (Photo by Berett Wilber) Audio/Text >

The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jay 
Feb 23, 2012
ADF&G 2012 Salmon Run Forecast and Harvest Projections (pdf)
Coming up this week, the summer salmon harvest could be 25 percent less than last year, increased processor capacity is in the future for the Aleutians, and Atka mackerel are pretty tasty, but are they always nutritious? We had help this week from KDLG's Mike Mason in Dillingham, KUCB's Alexandra Gutierrez in Unalaska and KTOO's Casey Kelly in Juneau....

Fishy idea
Not that we need an excuse, but we come from a time when some people who observe Lent chose to give something up for the season of sacrifice. Others are obliged by their religion not to eat meat on Fridays during Lent, which begins today and ends on the most glorious of Christian holidays, Easter Sunday, which comes on?April 8 this year. The thought of not eating meat made us think of one of our favorite topics: Eating wild Alaska salmon. And halibut. Rockfish and “snapper”?(yellow-eyed rockfish). Oh yeah, and Dungy.....

More+ +epic on LionsGate ..//.

Greenpeace activists, actress occupy Alaska-bound drill ship
Associated Press
Published: February 24th, 2012 12:12 AM
Last Modified: February 24th, 2012 12:12 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Television actress Lucy Lawless climbed aboard an oil-drilling ship Friday in New Zealand, joining six Greenpeace activists to try to stop the vessel from setting off for the Arctic...

Nushagak Cooperative Board Votes to End Advertisements on Channel 3 02/23/12
The Nushagak Cooperative Board of Directors voted earlier this week to end a long standing service that costs more than it earns. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (3:14)...

Send in the drones: Oil companies want them, government wants them, military wants them, but ss Alaska ready for more eyes in the sky?...

FIS - Worldnews - Squid can fly and dive almost 1 mi-deep: researchers!/haulinggear/status/173063799778193410

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