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#RadioChatter #03-13-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Food industry asks EPA to protect Bristol Bay seafood source
Posted: March 13, 2012 - 12:01am
The agency representing 75 percent of U.S. retail food store sales has sided with the Environmental Protection Agency in its ongoing assessment of Bristol Bay waters....

Mon March 12, 2012
Coastal Management Supporters Working on Two Approaches to Reinstate Program
By Alexandra Gutierrez
The state House of Representatives has opened consideration of a bill to revive Alaska’s coastal management program. On Friday, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified a citizen’s initiative allowing local input on projects like offshore oil drilling. But sponsors of a bill with a similar objective are hoping to reinstate the program through the legislative process instead.....

Mon March 12, 2012
Troopers Cite Two Boats for Illegal Fishing
By Stephanie Joyce
State Wildlife Troopers have cited two boats for illegal pot cod fishing.  Troopers released the details of the February violations over the weekend....

Hoonah dock project sparks controversy
by Casey Kelly
March 12, 2012 5:54 am
The City of Hoonah is feeling pressure from cruise lines and local Native village Corporation Huna Totem to build a multi-million dollar dock at the corporation’s popular Icy Strait Point tourist destination. The Hoonah City Council wants the dock located on city land near Icy Strait Point, and so far has refused to give in to the companies’ demands. The state-funded project can’t move forward until the dispute is resolved....

Sea Party OK with watered-down coastal program?
With a month remaining in session, a difficult road to new program lies ahead
Posted: March 13, 2012 - 12:01am
By Pat Forgey
The Alaska Sea Party told legislators Monday they’d be willing to back off on some of the provisions in their coastal management initiative if that’s what it takes to get the Legislature to adopt a new program on its own. Both Alaska Sea Party Chairman Bruce Botelho and legislative allies of coastal communities hoping to see the program restored said that might be a good outcome. Botelho told the House Resources Committee the group would be satisfied if the Legislature passed a “good bill,” even if it didn’t contain all the elements in the initiative certified Friday for the ballot later this year. “I’m quite confident that the Sea Party would not actively pursue the initiative,” in that event, Botelho told the committee....

State to begin Sitka herring aerial surveys
Associated Press
Published: March 12th, 2012 01:26 PM
Last Modified: March 12th, 2012 01:26 PM
SITKA -- The Department of Fish and Game says aerial surveys will begin Tuesday in preparation for the first opening of the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery....

Mar 12, 2012
Kodiak: Crewmen Data Could Benefit Local Govenment
Jennifer Canfield/KMXT
The issue of gathering data on crewmen has no resolution in sight. Supporters say the data would help local governments and the state better understand the economic contributions of crewmen. Boat owners don't want to be burdened with gathering the data and the Department of Fish and Game doesn't want to compile the data unless they're funded to do so.....

Coastal management bills may supplant ballot initiative
Associated Press
Published: March 12th, 2012 10:14 PM
Last Modified: March 13th, 2012 05:26 AM
JUNEAU -- An attorney for the Alaska Legislature said Monday that it's entirely possible that bills passed in the House and Senate last year would be considered substantially similar to a ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in the state, perhaps eliminating the need for the ballot measure.....

#BigFood Flexes Its Muscle for Alaska's Bristol Bay, World's Largest Wild Salmon Fishery - MarketWatch!/haulinggear/status/179558745200791552

#Iditarod Live: The Sled Blog : ( Kyle Hopkins at ADN kicking some serious #remoteblog a$$ !! Good job!!!! )!/haulinggear/status/179560591566966785

UAF students take first place in 'zero emissions' snowmachine contest
by dermotcole
Mar 12, 2012...

Unalakleet police car stolen, burned
by The Associated Press
Mar 12, 2012...

Alaska's aurora forecast site goes down as viewing picks up
Experts say viewing to be fine in Alaska skies in the coming nights.
Anchorage Daily News
Published: March 12th, 2012 10:16 PM
Last Modified: March 12th, 2012 10:17 PM...
EDITORIAL: Germany proposes a Drudge Tax
Government seeks to impose fees on news aggregators
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES-The Washington Times Monday, March 12, 2012
European politicians are on the hunt for new sources of revenue as the continent’s fiscal situation worsens. The level of desperation is clear in the latest move from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government to tap into the cash reserves of Internet search engine giant Google to bolster that country’s ailing publishing industry. The second item on the coalition’s list of priorities released last week was a proposal to slap online news aggregators with a tax. “Online commercial vendors, such as search engines and news aggregators, should in the...  [ Please go do your civic duty and click/+1 some ads here > HG ]

Alaska Airlines Applies to Fly from Reagan National to Portland, Ore., and San Diego
By Alaska Airlines
Posted: 2:05pm on Mar 12, 2012; Modified: 2:10pm on Mar 12, 2012....

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