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#RadioChatter #03-28-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:00am KDLG 670AM will have a LIVE call-in show to discuss the upcoming annexation vote. Send your questions to Please put "Annexation Question" in the subject line of your email. 21 hours ago ...

MAR 27, 2012
KODIAK: Local Tribal Business Looks to Global Markets
Jennifer Canfield/KMXT
Business is going better than expected for Kodiak's Sun'aq Tribe. After two years of steadily increasing sales for its fish processing and distribution business Kodiak Wildsource, Program Services Director Frank Peterson Jr. says the tribe expects profitability ahead of schedule. "We're seeing far better numbers than we'd anticipated. Our plan that we'd written for the grant from the Administration for Native Americans didn't show us being...

Who knew?
Did you know that the "Grand Canyons of the Sea" can be found off Alaska's coast? And that these two underwater canyons are prominent "Green Belt" features?...

Tue March 27, 2012
Golden King Crab Quota Increased
By Stephanie Joyce
The world’s supply of king crab legs is about to increase. On Friday the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted to up the Aleutian Islands golden king crab allocation by five percent. Unlike the other crab fisheries in the Bering Sea, the amount of golden king crab that can be...

Coastal management bill stalled in House
by Casey Kelly
March 26, 2012 2:33 pm
With less than three weeks remaining in the legislative session, it’s looking unlikely lawmakers will pass a bill to re-establish the Alaska Coastal Management Program. A citizens’ initiative setting up program has been approved for a statewide vote later this year. But lawmakers could pre-empt the measure with “substantially similar” legislation. Kodiak Republican Alan Austerman – the House Majority Leader – introduced a bill....

IFA to actively pursue sale of older vessel soon
by Matt Lichtenstein
March 27, 2012 11:38 am
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority plans to step-up efforts to sell one of its vessels. The M-V Prince of Wales is currently filling in while her sister ship, the M-V Stikine, undergoes regular maintenance. After that, IFA Interim Manager Dennis Watson expects to lay up the Prince of Wales and put it on the market late this spring. “We really hate to think about doing anything with it because it’s a great stand in vessel. But the moorage and insurance and layup costs of the vessel run at a bare minimum run about 200 thousand dollars a year. So the board has determined that...

Tribes: Could B.C. mine hurt eulachon runs?
by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News
March 27, 2012 8:31 PM
Add tribal governments to the list of those concerned about large-scale mining near the Canadian border. Representatives from the Tlingit-Haida Central Council and the Ketchikan Indian Community presented resolutions to the Federal Subsistence Board last week. They said an open-pit copper and gold mine planned for northeast of....

Beef industry fights public outcry over 'pink slime'
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke | The Christian Science Monitor | Mar 27, 2012
The beef industry is fighting back against a public backlash over a ground beef product that critics have termed “pink slime.” Beef Products Inc., the main manufacturer and inventor of the filler, suspended production at three of four plants on Monday. At the same time, they are waging a public-relations campaign to convince consumers that the product is not harmful and is essential to the industry. Grass-roots pressure on the product formed after reports were featured on various news outlets. Last year, chef Jamie Oliver explored the issue in an episode of his ABC show, "Jaime Oliver’s Food Revolution." The opposition intensified when photos of what looked like pink toothpaste....

American Seafoods Announces 4th Quarter Conference Call for Bondholders
SEATTLE -- ASG Consolidated LLC and American Seafoods Group LLC (collectively, “American Seafoods”) today announced the date and time of American Seafoods’ quarterly bondholder conference call for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2011. The call is open to all holders of ASG Consolidated LLC’s 15% Senior Notes Due 2017 and American Seafoods Group LLC’s 10 ¾% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2016......

Undersea fibre-optic cable would boost communications in Far North
The Canadian proponent of a new, 15,000-km undersea fibre-optic cable that would link London and Tokyo via Canada's Northwest Passage says the $640-million project - aimed at speeding global data transfers and revolutionizing telecommunications in the Far North - is gaining momentum toward a planned 2013 construction start....

Amazon's new warehouse to create up to 1,050 new jobs by 2015
By Rachel King | March 27, 2012, 9:15am PDT
Summary: By 2015, the new Amazon warehouse is expected to lead to the creation of 1,050 new jobs as well as approximately $150 million in investment in Indiana. There have been many unfortunate layoffs at major tech companies lately, from Hewlett-Packard to IBM to T-Mobile USA. Nevertheless, Amazon has some positive news this morning for the job market. The online retail giant has announced plans for yet another new fulfillment center, which will be located in Jeffersonville, Indiana....

28 March 2012 Last updated at 04:26 ET
Apple offers iPad refunds in Australia over 4G
US technology firm Apple has offered to refund Australian customers who felt misled about the 4G capabilities of the new iPad. The country's consumer watchdog has taken Apple to court for false advertising because the tablet computer does not work on Australia's 4G network. Apple's lawyers said they were willing to publish a clarification....

Microsoft's Secret Weapon Against Google Maps -- Open Source
Microsoft is lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap, and it looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off.
By Preston Gralla, Computerworld    Mar 27, 2012 6:26 am
One of the many areas where Google is far ahead of Microsoft is mapping, with Google Maps by far the dominant map service on the Internet. Microsoft is employing an under-the-radar approach to fighting back, lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap. It looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off. OpenStreetMap is run much like Wikipedia, in which volunteers provide mapping information to build a free, open mapping service. People, sites, and companies can then use that mapping information. The services is overseen by the non-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation. The foundation says that...

Google Drive: Finally coming this April
By Om Malik Mar. 27, 2012, 8:44am PT
Google’s online storage service, rumored to be called GDrive is like the wolf in the fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Well, after long history of false alarms, the storage drive might just see the day in early April, according to my well placed sources familiar with company’s plans. I say might, just because of Google’s history with the Google Drive....

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