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#RadioChatter #03-11-2012 Comfish News Roundup


WORLD
LOBSTER BOAT CAPTAIN LEARNS TO READ AT 90, BECOMES AUTHOR AT 98 (video)
Posted on March 10, 2012 at 11:33pm by Erica Ritz
James Arruda Henry, a lobster-boat captain from Mystic, CT, has an incredible story.  For the first ninety years of his life, he couldn’t read or write a word, not even his own name.  According to CNN, he said... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lobster-boat-captain-learns-to-read-at-90-becomes-author-at-98/

Pollock fleet stays clear of chum run headed for Yukon
Laine welch
Fisheries
Published: March 10th, 2012 09:30 PM
Last Modified: March 10th, 2012 09:34 PM
Alaska's pollock fleet has skedaddled to stay clear of a big chum salmon run headed to the Yukon River... http://www.adn.com/2012/03/10/2364222/pollock-fleet-stays-clear-of-chum.html

Commentary
Time to protect Bristol Bay cultures, not sell them
Everett Thompson | Mar 09, 2012
Count me among the Alaska Natives who are saddened by multinational mining companies who work tirelessly to create the illusion of local, Native support for their dangerous projects. They call it “local consent” or “social license” when they think we aren’t listening.  In board rooms in London and Vancouver, men in suits sit to budget and calculate the cost of our consent. They predictably put a select few on their payroll, have them form third-party groups, and head to our nation’s capitol to give our leaders a false impression. It is currently happening here in Bristol Bay, and I’m writing to set the record straight. The people of Bristol Bay overwhelmingly oppose... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/time-protect-bristol-bay-cultures-not-sell-them

Moose relocation gets big boost from state
Group's founder emphasized the public safety role of its program.
By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
Anchorage Daily News
Published: March 11th, 2012 12:41 AM
Last Modified: March 11th, 2012 05:41 AM
Nearly a decade ago, Gary Olson presented a vision to the mailing list of his newly founded nonprofit, the Alaska Moose Federation, of an Alaska with moose in all the right places.... http://www.adn.com/2012/03/10/2364244/relocating-moose-gets-big-boost.html

Seal Captured Near Yakutat Found To Have 
Hair Loss and Skin Sore Disease
March 10, 2012
Saturday
(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - Marine mammal scientists recently received a curious report: fishermen near Yakutat had observed what appeared to be a ringed seal pup hauled out at the shoreline. Because the seal was reported to be fairly bald, sickly-looking, and lethargic, NOAA Fisheries scientists quickly advised that the animal be captured and transferred to Anchorage for examination by a pathologist and wildlife veterinarians from the Alaska SeaLife Center, Bridge Veterinary Services, UAF Marine Advisory Program and ringed seal experts from the North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management.... http://www.sitnews.us/0312News/031012/031012_disease.html

FREE Safety Training Offered for Commercial Fishermen in Metlakatla
March 10, 2012
Saturday
(SitNews) Metlakatla, Alaska - Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a 2 day fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Metlakatla on Friday March 16 from 6pm to 9pm, and Saturday March 17 from 8:30am to 7:30pm, which will include a pool.... http://www.sitnews.us/0312News/031012/031012_training.html

Science
What lessons from Japan's earthquake hold for Alaska
Ben Anderson | Mar 10, 2012
When the magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, the results were catastrophic: nearly 16,000 dead, more than 3,000 others missing, and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. In the early morning of March 11 in Alaska, concern over the enormous earthquake across the Pacific Ocean spurred alerts of potential tsunami waves in some of Alaska’s coastal communities. The impacts in Alaska were extremely minimal, but for some longtime Alaskans, the devastating Japanese earthquake was a sobering reminder of Alaska’s own seismic past, bringing to mind the 1964 Good Friday earthquake that rocked Southcentral Alaska and became the second-largest earthquake in recorded history. But one year after the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that wiped out coastal villages in Japan, what have researchers learned? And what is.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/what-lessons-japans-earthquake-hold-alaska

LOCAL
Monday, March 12, 2012
Council retains draft measures for fishing in marine monuments
TUMON BAY, Guam-The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council voted Thursday last week in Guam to maintain its initial recommendations regarding traditional fishing in the Marianas Trench, Rose Atoll and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. The National Marine Fisheries Service had asked the Council to consider revising its initial recommendations to include a) limits on cash reimbursements under customary exchange practices, b) bag limits for allowed fishing activities, and c) a definitional timeframe for traditional indigenous fishing.... http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=1&newsID=117193

Alaska Beat
North Dakota surpasses California to become third-largest U.S. oil producer
Alaska Dispatch | Mar 10, 2012
It's official: North Dakota has surpassed California to become the third largest oil-producing state in the Union. Will Alaska's exodus of strippers to the Bakken patch kick into overdrive? An Associated Press article from The Dickinson Press in North Dakota notes that in January, the Peace Garden State produced 16.9 million barrels of oil to California's 15.8 million barrels.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/north-dakota-surpasses-california-become-third-largest-us-oil-producer

ROE HERRING FISHERY OPENS MARCH 6 TH 2012 * LAMBERT CHANNEL PACIFIC COAST CANADA | Juneautek 
https://twitter.com/#!/haulinggear/status/178892427204112384

Commentary
The Port of Anchorage, crucial to Alaska’s success
Rep. Don Young | Mar 10, 2012
I have been a long time supporter of the Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion Project because I believe that this project epitomizes the kind of forward-looking Alaskan project that our state needs if we are to be ready for the exciting opportunities of this new century.  I commend Mayor Sullivan, the mayors before him and Governor Sheffield for the leadership they have shown in sticking to the critical task of revitalizing our largest port.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/port-anchorage-crucial-alaska-s-success

Why are companies defecting from Google Maps?
MARCH 8, 2012 BY GEOFF DUNCAN
First Foursquare and now Apple are scaling back their use of Google Maps. Why are major players starting to back way from Google's nearly ubiquitous mapping service? In recent years, Google Maps has transformed itself from an also-ran service struggling to catch up with the likes of MapQuest to a market-leading mapping and route planning service that seems to be everywhere. There’s scarcely a Web site or smartphone app with any location-related needs that doesn’t tie in with Google Maps. The reasons were clear: Google Maps offered a clean, simple interface most people could figure out, the data was pretty accurate and getting better all the time, and — perhaps best of all — it was free. Moreover, to encourage third parties to use Google Maps, Google published a bunch of APIs to let sites, services, and apps tie into the data. Not only was Google Maps free — Google was actively helping third parties use it. Now, however, Google Maps is starting to see some high-profile defections. The first was Foursquare, which revealed last week it was dropping Google Maps from its Web-based offering. This week, Foursquare was joined by Apple, which has... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/why-are-companies-defecting-from-google-maps/

U.S. News
Carnival CEO 'very sorry' for shipwreck
Published: March. 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM
MIAMI, March 10 (UPI) -- The chairman and chief executive officer of Carnival Corp., which owns Costa Cruises, said he was "very sorry" for the Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy.... http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/03/10/Carnival-CEO-very-sorry-for-shipwreck/UPI-49701331395781/

Geothermal wells to save energy
Posted: March 11, 2012 - 12:07am
By Pat Forgey
JUNEAU EMPIRE
After weeks, or even months of preparation, Alaska well driller Tim Hlavnicka sank his first well Friday and hit nothing but gravel. He was thrilled. Hlavnicka’s company, Aquasource, was drilling the first of the wells for the new Library, Archives and Museum building’s innovative geothermal heating system. The ability to use geothermal there is... http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-03-10/geothermal-wells-save-energy

Four people missing in waters off Washington coast https://twitter.com/#!/haulinggear/status/178880069966626816

FIS - Worldnews - Norway: Atlantic salmon global supply on the rise https://twitter.com/#!/haulinggear/status/178880349361815553

Fairbanks teams sweep academic decathlon
by Reba Lean
Feb 27, 2012
FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks teams are forces to be reckoned with when it comes to the GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon Competition. This year, Lathrop High School won the competition in Anchorage, beating the reigning champs on the West Valley High School team. The two schools have battled back and forth for top honors for years. Lathrop held the title in 2010. Academic decathlon competitors are scored based on their academic categories. Varsity students are those with C averages. Scholastic... http://newsminer.com/bookmark/17676514-Fairbanks-teams-sweep-academic-decathlon

Home / News & Blogs / Hardware 2.0
Tether releases 'jailbreak free' iPhone tethering HTML5 app
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | March 11, 2012, 7:32am PDT
Summary: Jailbreak free tethering … but at a price.
The iTether app might be long gone from the Apple App Store, but the company behind it is back, and this time with an HTML5 app that offers the same features.... http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/tether-releases-jailbreak-free-iphone-tethering-html5-app/19020

Science, Alt
Tel Aviv University develops biodegradable transistor, literally man made
By James Trew  posted Mar 11th 2012 4:52AM
Blood sweat and tears go into many projects, and in this case almost literally -- although technically it's blood, milk and mucus. Yep, researchers at Tel Aviv University have created biodegradable transistors.... http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/11/tel-aviv-university-develops-biodegradable-transistors/

Greg Syverson aurora timelapse Alaska.mp4 | Juneautek https://twitter.com/#!/haulinggear/status/178891276933021696