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#RadioChatter #02-26-2012 Comfish News Roundup

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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 Alaska salmon
Opponents say bill will add legislative whim to regulatory process
Posted: February 26, 2012 - 12:13am
Imagine the headline “Federal Government warns pregnant women should avoid all salmon from the Bristol Bay region due to mercury contamination.” Would consumers distinguish Bristol Bay salmon from Prince William Sound salmon from Sitka salmon in a market in Seattle or a restaurant in Boston?...

UAS unveils $800K mine trainer
Posted: February 26, 2012 - 12:12am
Mining usually doesn't stir images of iPhone-like state-of-the-art technology. However, students of mining here in Southeast Alaska and eventually students from Canada and other countries now have a place to go to train on simulated heavy equipment in the only school with an underground mining simulator in the United States....

Alaska Science
Does a whale's nose know the way to food?
February 24, 2012
(SitNews) Julie Hagelin remembers the day she hugged a rare New Zealand kakapo parrot to her chest. The soft, green bird emitted the scent of lavender, like dust and honey; it lingered upon Hagelin’s t-shirt for hours. That powerful essence inspired her question to the revered biologist for whom she was working. Was the bird’s pleasant odor attractive to other birds?..

Welcome road
Ketchikan welcomes another road. With Tongass Highway less than 50 miles from north to south, adding to a limited road system will increase opportunity. The Alaska Department of Transportation will update the community March 6 on its efforts to build a road between Lake Harriet Hunt and Shelter Cove. It has been looking at four alternatives to connect Shelter Cove in Carroll Inlet to Ketchikan, which is at least 20 minutes north of the city....

North to Alaska on the real Polar Express
In this 25-second time exposure the aurora lights up the sky over Fairbanks, Alaska.

Juneau booming in kindergarten readiness
Posted: February 26, 2012 - 12:12am
By Sarah Day
Juneau’s kindergarten readiness scores in reading are booming. So much so the city is now above the state average, instead of lagging behind as it has for many years....

With Latest Galaxy, Samsung Looks to Project its Android Lead
FEBRUARY 26, 2012 AT 1:36 AM PT
Taking away yet another potential niche for competitors, Samsung on Sunday offered up a beefed up version of its projector-packing Galaxy Beam device.
The Android phone uses the built-in projector to turn a blank wall into a giant display of up to 50-inches. It’s an update to a product of the same name introduced back in 2010...

So What’s Next For Heather Harde? (TCTV)
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You know who is a straight up, all around class act? Former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, who picked up the “Best General Management” award at this year’s TechFellows Awards because, well, she deserved the hell out of it. Harde could probably work wherever or do whatever she wants after weathering the brilliant tempest that was building the TechCrunch brand, and I caught up with her backstage at the awards to ask her precisely what she was going to do next. The answer? Rest (Harde was tan from a recent scuba diving vacation!) and reflection, followed by...

Japan: FIS - Worldnews - Fish Info & Services (FIS) announces significant improvements in capacity and speed (Made in the USA!)!/haulinggear/status/173785794094440449

US Humane Society Spearheading Boycott of Canadian seafood!/haulinggear/status/173784858022248449