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Sitka herring update - 13.9% sample - Update at noon

NEW!  ADF&G's noon report: test set in, looking good, new update on sample results soon. #StandingBy , #alaskaway , #herring , #fishery — Tele Aadsen (@TeleAadsen) March 31, 2012 Stand-down... The 11:00 ADF&G report came & went; some spawn @ 13.9%, next announcement @ 12. #alaskaway , #herring , #fishery , #WaitingGame — Tele Aadsen (@TeleAadsen) March 31, 2012

Homer: Pebble deposit environmental baseline documentation presentation (video)

#RadioChatter #03-31-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Annotated aerial photograph of (FAA: DLG) in Dillingham, Alaska, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Fleet in flux:Young fishermen struggle to break into industry March 30th 1:19 pm | Hannah Heimbuch A few years ago, just out of high school and headed to UAF to study engineering, Timothy Nick wasn't sure he wanted to make fishing his business. He'd been setnetting with his father Victor since he was 15, and saw first-hand the weight of responsibility required of an owner and operator. "When I first started fishing, I thought about watching my dad struggle with the payments," he said. "See, we didn't take out any loans." Timothy thought if he were to get into the family business, being young and without any credit to speak of, he'd be stuck in an endless struggle to make ends meet in an industry that didn't come with any guarantees. He was wary. And rightly so. Victor Nick, Tim's father, bought his permit in 2003, after moving his

Google Earth Outreach: Changing the World with Maps

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Air Station Kodiak C-130 Skin repair

KODIAK, Alaska - A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane rests on cradles during a routine maintenance to the skin of the plane March 29, 2012. The Coast Guard routinely affects repairs to the aircraft's skin, however most are not in the pressurized cabin area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally.

SE Alaska: Federal Subsistence Board hears testimony on Sea Otters

by Bradley Fluetsch, CFA 14 hours ago / Creative Commons License: Federal Subsistence Board hears testimony on the population explosion of Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska and the devastation they are doing to various subsistence foods Alaska Natives enjoy. Harvest of Sea Otters was also a topic and the various Federal laws that Alaska Natives must comply with in order for the harvest and sale of furs to be legal.

[ Full 1 hr. video ] Senate Oceans Caucus Briefing On Seafood Jobs in America 3/29/12

Senator Murkowski Addresses the Senate Oceans Caucus Briefing on Seafood Jobs In America

#RadioChatter #03-30-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Map of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 Chinook take a dip for Southeast trollers ... FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 Now property of the USA ... The Alaska Fisheries Report with Jennifer Canfield Mar 29, 2012 Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Coming up this week: Fish and Game reduces limits for two popular sportsfishing rivers in Kodiak, a Southeast village corporation is seeking a federal takeover of the Chatham Strait fisheries and the Sitka Tribe protests a dramatic increase of the Sitka sac roe herring guideline harvest level. All that and more golden king crab to go around. We had help from Ed Schoenfeld in Juneau, Ed Ronco in Sitka and Stephanie Joyce in Unalaska..... FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 A new player enters rockfish legal fray Fishermen

Fishing, energy linked in rebuilding Southeast, senator Stedman says

Michael Penn/Juneau EmpireSen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, attends the Native Issues Forum hosted by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Thursday. Stedman promises help for hydroelectric, weatherization Posted: March 30, 2012 - 12:11am By Pat Forgey JUNEAU EMPIRE Improving Southeast’s energy supplies could go a long way to saving its struggling small communities, but rebuilding local fishing fleets could help as well, said Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, whose Senate district includes Ketchikan, Petersburg and neighboring areas. Building hydroelectric power plants may be expensive, but it has always worked out in the past, he said. “We build hydros, we pay a lot of money for them, we squeal a lot in the first 10 years, and after that we pat ourselves about how smart we were and how we’re saving a fortune,” Stedman said. The influential co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee spoke Thursday before the Native Issues Forum, sponsored by the

Whole Foods Market® Eliminates Red-rated, Wild-caught Species, Meets Seafood Sustainability Goal One Year Early

Whole Foods Market (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 'Fishmonger Face-Off' to highlight team members' skill, inform shoppers about sustainable seafood Share  By Whole Foods Market Published: Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 2:40 am NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company's self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: (Photo: ) A red rating indicates that a species is suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats; the rat

Re-name “Earth Hour” to “Energy Hour” and base it on sound science

Posted on   March 29, 2012   by   Anthony Watts Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is a serious mistake A drawing of the Ohm's law wheel (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Ottawa , Canada, March 28, 2012:  “Earth Hour is yet another symbol of how climate activists have hijacked the environmental movement,” said  Tom Harris , executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) which is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. “Most people do not realize that, when they turn out their lights for sixty minutes on March 31, they are not supporting science-based environmental protection. Participants in Earth Hour are unwittingly helping prop up one of the most threatening scientific hoaxes in history—the idea that carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions from human activities are known to be causing dangerous global warming and other problematic climate change.” ICSC chief science advisor,  Professor Bob Carter  of James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and Pink Slime: A cautionary tale for seafood

LaDonna Rose: Has This Ever Happened To You?

by   LADONNA ROSE   on  MARCH 26, 2012   in   HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? I had a very nice, friendly, positive, uplifting blog planned for today.  Something came up this weekend that I feel I have to address while it’s fresh on my mind. Has This Ever Happened To You? You plan a trip to the big city for some shopping, eating out and entertainment. You’re not sure what your exited for… Trader Joe’s, Target, Tj Max, Victoria Secret or the romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant with your lover or just plain getting out of town. You plan this say, two weeks or more in advance...

USCG Station Ketchikan crewmembers patrol near Sitka

SITKA, Alaska – The crew of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan shadows a commercial fishing vessel as boarding team members conduct a safety inspection near Sitka March 26, 2012. Coast Guardsmen conduct boardings of commercial and recreational vessels to ensure proper safety equipment is on board. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.   120326-G-YE680-066-Sitka-Boardings

Under the sea: Amazon founder Bezos wants to recover Apollo 11 engines from Atlantic

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife ) ALICIA CHANG  AP Science Writer First Posted: March 28, 2012 - 10:55 pm Last Updated: March 28, 2012 - 10:56 pm LOS ANGELES — For more than four decades, the powerful engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have rested in the Atlantic. Now Internet billionaire and space enthusiast Jeff Bezos wants to raise at least one of them to the surface. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the F-1 engines located 14,000 feet deep. In an online announcement Wednesday, the CEO and founder said he is drawing up plans to recover the sunken engines, part of the mighty Saturn V rocket that launched Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their moon mission. The five engines, which produced nearly 7.7 million pounds of....

#RadioChatter #03-29-2012 Comfish News Roundup

New Halibut Cove pink run hits incompatibility snag • Idea of enhancing fishery for commercial and personal use raises questions By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune A new pink salmon enhancement project brooding 30 million fry at Halibut Cove Lagoon could be in the works if the Cook Inlet Aquaculture gains a stamp of approval on its request. Cook Inlet Aquaculture has applied for permission to install rearing pens in the middle of Halibut Cove Lagoon. The plan is now under a 30-day review period by Director of State Parks Ben Ellis. Executive Director of the Aquaculture organization, Gary Fandrei, said the request was made as a cost-recovery measure for the Tutka Bay Hatchery. It also will enhance the commercial and personal-use fishery. Pink prices were 5.6 cents a pound at the lowest point in recent years, but have now risen to 40 cents a pound. “We’ve had a lot of interest in reopening the Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery but to do that, we had to find financial resources to pay for the pro

Unalaska: An eagle, a fox and my cat all getting along fine on my porch North American Lobster becoming global commodity / US Dept. of Commerce likely reporting error in Costa Rican fresh tilpia exports

Alaska’s second bridge to nowhere would require the carrier Enterprise

MARCH 28TH, 2012 | NAVY | POSTED BY JOSHUA STEWART Just imagine the carrier Enterprise wedged between two land masses. // MC2 Eric S. Garst/Navy As the carrier Enterprise gets closer to the end of its last deployment, questions about the fate of the world’s most famous warship are surfacing. Well, people in Southeast Alaska have an idea:  Use it as a bridge to connect Ketchikan and Gravina Island . As a bonus, it’s a floating power plant, tourist attraction and platform for trinket shops. Even without...