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#RadioChatter Comfish News Roundup 02-06-2012

Opposition to selling otter pelts to non-Natives
Posted: February 6, 2012 - 12:02am
Sea otter management resolution seeks to give added economic benefit to SE sea otter cull
House Joint Resolution 26 seeks to set a course for management of the reintroduced sea otter population of Southeast Alaska.The resolution urges state and federal governments to work with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Southeast Alaska Native leaders to achieve this goal.The management practice assumed in the bill is an increased cull to slow the growth of the...

Google Earth didn't discover the lost city of Atlantis after all
By Chris Ziegler on February 6, 2012 02:28 am
After Google launched its Ocean extension for Google Earth back in 2009, oddly well laid-out features on the floor of the Atlantic had been speculated by some to be evidence of the existence of Atlantis, the legendary ancient civilization said to have vanished into the sea thousands of years ago. Those theories have been sunk, though, with NOAA's...

6th February 2012, 9:34am
The judges decided that the standard was so high they chose to put eight chefs through to the final instead of five as planned.The final cook-off will take place at Westminster Kingsway College, Vincent Square at 3.30pm on Tuesday 7th February.The finalists and their recipes that have been selected are...

Shell hopes to drill this summer in the Arctic
CHUKCHI SEA: Regulatory hurdles have to be cleared; machinery is being upgraded.
Associated Press
Published: February 5th, 2012 10:48 PM
Last Modified: February 5th, 2012 10:49 PM
It's the billion-dollar question in Alaska for 2012: Will this be the year Shell Oil begins large-scale offshore exploratory drilling in Arctic waters?

Fishing biz mixes 'old world art' with tech advances
Posted: February 4, 2012 - 9:14pm  |  Updated: February 4, 2012 - 9:15pm
By McKibben Jackinsky
Homer News
It’s been 17 years since Matt Alward did his first for-hire work on nets. Today, Alward owns and operates Bulletproof Nets and, with the help of an eight-10 person crew, keeps a steady flow of work — seine nets to be built and repaired — coming in and out of his shop in Northern Enterprises’ boatyard. “What is it about nets that’s fascinating? It’s challenging. Just tying nets is pretty boring, but the whole art of building a net is really interesting,” said Alward. Growing up in Berkeley, Calif., Alward worked in construction, doing remodels. At the age of....

Oregon Legislature on track to authorize three new marine reserves
Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 8:28 PM     Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 9:15 AM
By Scott Learn, The Oregonian
Oregon's Legislature appears poised to add three no-fishing marine reserves off the coast, designating what amounts to 38-square-miles of ocean wilderness despite continued concerns from fishing groups.  Coastal legislators from both parties have signed off on Senate Bill 1510, in part because they fear ocean conservation groups might otherwise push a statewide ballot measure to put much more of Oregon's biologically rich territorial sea off limits. "I believe this bill protects the coast from an economic Armageddon that could result from a ballot measure," Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose....


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