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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Admiralty Island (Island Dancer)

USCG USGC: KODIAK, Alaska —  Date: April 29, 2012 -  A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman from the 68-foot fishing vessel Island Dancer in Seymour Canal on the east side of Admiralty Island Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received a request from the Island Dancer crew at 3:52 p.m. for a medevac of a 45-year-old crewman reportedly suffering from seizures. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders directed the launch of the Jayhawk crew to respond. The rescue helicopter crew safely hoisted the patient from the vessel and delivered him to awaiting emergency medical crews in Juneau for further transport to Bartlett Regional Hospital at 7:30 p.m. "The Coast Guard works diligently with our medical partners throughout the state and the fishing fleets to safeguard the lives of mariners," said Lt. Robert Baysen, District 17 command duty officer. "Our helicopter crew's rapid response in the event of a medi

3-Minute Market Insight EP80 - Canned Salmon Stocks Depleted?

#RadioChatter #04-30-2012 Comfish News Roundup

History timeline of Google Earth and KML (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) 29.04.2012 | 14:00 Google to Monitor Fishing in Icelandic Waters? A delegation from the internet giant Google is expected to come to Iceland in the next two to three months to learn about an Icelandic IT system used to monitor fishing. The possibility to link it to Google Earth is being looked into.... Super-yacht IT: life as a nautical broadband specialist By Sean Gallagher | Published about 16 hours ago Ed Lasher has a simple way to measure how cool his job is—he just counts how many people have offered to carry his bags on a service call. Lasher is the owner of YachtComputing LLC, a small IT business with a very exclusive niche: installing and maintaining networks and Internet connectivity aboard “superyachts,” seagoing mansions owned by wealthy individuals and charter companies. “It’s a

NEW VIDEO FROM BEHIND THE GUN: USCG Anacapa sinking the Ryou-Un in Gulf of Alaska

The Coast Guard cutter Anacapa sinks the derelict tsunami debris Japanese fishing vessel Ryou-Un Maru GULF OF ALASKA - The Japanese fishing vessel, Ryou-Un Maru, is sunk in the Gulf of Alaska after receiving significant damage from the Coast Guard Cutter Anancapa crew firing explosive ammunition into it 180 miles west of the Southeast Alaskan coast April 5, 2012. The crew was successful and sank the vessel at 6:15 p.m. in 6,000 feet of water by using explosive ammunition and filling it with water. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Thomas.

MIT develops fog resistant, glare-free glass

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#RadioChatter #04-29-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Arctic Ocean seaports. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Efforts to Stop Funding for Ocean Zoning 04/29/12 23 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Appropriations committee asking that all efforts to implement ocean zoning be defunded. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (0:58)... Fishery council set to cut Gulf halibut bycatch in June Fisheries By LAINE WELCH #fishFactor Published: April 28th, 2012 10:52 PM Last Modified: April 28th, 2012 10:52 PM It has taken a quarter of a century, but fishery managers are finally poised to take action to reduce the 5 million pounds of halibut allowed to be taken as bycatch in Gulf of Alaska fisheries. Industry watchers are hoping that public comments will sway them to make the largest of the proposed cuts..... US Navy lacks ability to operate in Arctic, games reveal I

#RadioChatter #04-28-2012 Comfish News Roundup

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U.S. logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Apr 25, 2012 - 10:59 AM AKST Fed-up Congress takes another axe to NOAA budget priorities ANDREW JENSEN Frustrated senators from coastal states are wielding the power of the purse to rein in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and refocus the agency’s priorities on its core missions. During recent appropriations subcommittee hearings April 17, Sen. Lisa Murkowski ensured no funds would be provided in fiscal year 2013 for coastal marine spatial planning, a key component of President Barack Obama’s National Ocean Policy. Murkowski also pushed for an additional $3 million for regional fishery management councils and secured $15 million for the Pacific Salmon Treaty that was in line to be cut by NOAA’s proposed budget (for $65 million total)....

Native Youth Olympics 2012

by anchoragedailynews 16 hours ago Teenage athletes from across Alaska gathered in Anchorage for the three-day 2012 Native Youth Olympics competition. The event got underway Friday, April 27, 2012, with the kneel jump, wrist carry and Alaskan high kick events. Some of the competitors talks about what makes NYO unique.

Ballard: Video of last night's Fisherman's Terminal boat fire

Published on Apr 27, 2012 by KOMOcommunities >>>   >> Lower demand, higher imports likely driving 2012 red king crab prices down

Pebble Mine interviews in Nondalton, AK

by Josh Martinez 14 hours ago Filmed on location in the remote village of Nondalton, Alaska. These video interviews are part of a growing body of work that I am contributing to the book project: "Where Water is Gold: Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine" by Carl Johnson. Visit the Facebook page for this project here:

#RadioChatter #04-27-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Click image to see photos Tundra landscape near Bristol Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Drifters Chilled Over 50-Percent of Their Catch Last Year in Bristol Bay 04/26/12 A new report indicates that for the first time ever the Bristol Bay drift-net fleet chilled over 50-percent of the harvest last year. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details. (5:49)... Apr 25, 2012 - 09:46 AM AKST Exports have record year with seafood, weak dollar ANDREW JENSEN Led by seafood, Alaskan exports enjoyed another record year in 2011 with a value of more than $5.2 billion, a $1 billion increase from 2010. The previous record for Alaska exports was set in 2010 at $4.2 billion, just greater than $4 billion in exports in 2006 and 2007, and last year’s numbers were a 57 percent increase versus $3.3 billion in exports in 2009. Seafood topped the growth with a 35 percent increase in value during 2011 compared to 2010, and accounted for nearly half the state expor

Coast Guard Base Kodiak established

KODIAK, Alaska —  Date: April 25, 2012 -  Coast Guard Base Kodiak was officially established Wednesday during a ceremony at the Billiken Theater on the base. Capt. Mark Carmel, deputy director of operational logistics office in Norfolk, Va., presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Karl Moore became the first commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak. "The base supports the Coast Guard mission in Alaska by providing services and facilities that help tenant and visiting operational commands, such as the air station and cutters, achieve their goals," said Moore. "Some examples include providing dock space, maintenance support and supplies to the cutters, medical and dental care for our members, administration and records management and IT support." The units listed below have been integrated under one chain of leadership, lead by Moore, to streamline internal services and eliminate redundancies. - Base Support Unit Kodiak - Personnel Services and Supp

Gov. Parnell Removes Oil Taxes from Special Session

by Office of Governor Sean Parnell PLUS 10 hours ago While speaking to KTUU live on April 25th, Governor Sean Parnell announced that he has signed a supplemental proclamation that removes oil and gas production taxes from consideration by the Alaska Legislature during this special session. More >

Owner of the Auction Block, Kevin Hogan, files lawsuit against City of Homer

By Naomi Klouda Homer Tribune HOMER TRIBUNE/Naomi Klouda - Former city council member and Auction Block owner Kevin Hogan is suing the city for $682,114 in damages. The owner of the Auction Block, Kevin Hogan, filed a lawsuit against the City of Homer and the port alleging that the city cost him $682,114.83 through an unfair competitive advantage it gives to Icicle Seafoods. Hogan served on the Homer City Council until his abrupt resignation during the close of a council meeting on March 12. It was at that time he said he would be going into a lawsuit with the City of Homer and could no longer serve on the council. Both the Auction Block and Icicle Seafoods are wholesale buyers of fish, but the Auction Block processes some of its salmon, halibut, rockfish, crab and other seafood. Icicle buys seafood ....

2012 Blessing of the Fleet set for May 5 #Alaska

Posted: April 25, 2012 - 12:06am JUNEAU EMPIRE STAFF REPORT A speech from Gov. Sean Parnell will highlight activities surrounding the annual Blessing of the Fleet, which is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. May 5 at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial.... /

#RadioChatter #04-26-2012 Comfish News Roundup

@ Deckboss : All Prince William Sound herring fisheries to remain closed — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Kodiak: Study Suggests 42 Percent Increase in Moorage Rates — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Tsunami Debris: Center prepares for beach cleanup | Homer Tribune — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Our view: Bypass mail lives: ADN Editorial | Alaska news at — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Central Council addresses Southeast Alaska sea otter issue | KTOO News — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Fishermen's News Online: Oregon Ports Stimulate Coastal, State Economy — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 Fishermen's News Online: Oregon Ports Stimulate Coastal, State Economy — Hauling Gear #Alaska (@haulinggear) April 26, 2012 European Seafood Show seeing some weakness on certain products

Coast Guard Fun in Sitka (video)

Published on Apr 25, 2012 by TheWeatherChannel Take a break from all the action as Coast Guard Alaska crew member LT Brooks Crawford and his wife have a little fun in Sitka, AK

F/V St. Frances jigging for cod - King Cove, Alaska (Awesome underwater video!)

Published on Apr 25, 2012 by aleutianadventures F/V St. Frances is out on the open waters near King Cove, Alaska fishing for cod. It's jigging season and there is plenty of cod 20 fathoms beneath the sea. Featured song by Linkin Park " Burn It Down". Enjoy!

Murkowski makes move on Frankenfish (video)

More >> Senator Murkowski Once Again Brings Up Concerns About "Frankenfish" 04/25/12 U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski has time and time again expressed concerns about a proposal to allow genetically modified salmon to be produced and sold as food in the United Sates. As KDLG's Mike Mason reports... the Senator brought up those concerns again on Wednesday. (6:43)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center Buys One Big 'Fish' #HPC #Cray

University of Alaska Fairbanks (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) "Fish" will crunch data for Alaska ocean and climate studies. By MIKE DUNHAM Anchorage Daily News Published: April 24th, 2012 10:37 PM Last Modified: April 24th, 2012 10:38 PM A new computer, assumed to be the biggest in Alaska, should start crunching numbers this summer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center . The Cray XK6m supercomputer -- big enough to have its own name, "Fish" -- will be able to perform nearly 42 trillion calculations per second..... ......... Fish gets its name from the expectation that it will be applied to studies regarding Alaska fisheries and water resources. The colorful cabinet art, designed by UAF art student Yumi Kawaguchi, reflects the life cycle of salmon, Newby said...... Click image to read more....

#RadioChatter #04-25-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Map of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Public Input Needed for New Fishing Vessel Regs Apr 24, 2012 Jennifer Canfield/KMXT Fishing vessel owners have a lot to be prepared for in 2013. Along with sweeping changes to NOAA's observer program, in 2010 Congress passed extensive new safety regulations as part of the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act. Some of those regulations still need to be finalized and fishermen will be invited to participate in the drafting process. Several of the regulations will become effective with the new year.... Atty: Crash survivor gets 'career killer' report BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press Updated 05:27 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2012 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard commander for Alaska is recommending that Lt .Lance Leone, the sole survivor of a 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash, not be promoted or involved in flight operations again, an atto