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#RadioChatter #04-02-2012 Comfish News Roundup

Amatignak Hauling Gear
Amatignak Hauling Gear (Photo credit: Buzz Hoffman)
Feasibility Study Released for a Western Bristol Bay Borough 04/01/12
A tribal council in Bristol Bay released a study over the weekend about creating a new Borough in the region. KDLG's Mike Mason has the story. (3:12)

Interior lawmakers want cheap energy soon, not in 2020
Associated Press
Published: April 1st, 2012 08:16 PM
Last Modified: April 1st, 2012 08:16 PM
JUNEAU -- Interior lawmakers were happy with the news about a planned liquefied natural gas pipeline to the North Slope, but say they'll need relief from high energy costs long before then....

Thanks to retail grocers for supporting EPA's Pebble mine study
Alexus Kwachka | Mar 31, 2012
As an Alaskan and a commercial fisherman, I was delighted to read the news last week that the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has spoken up to support a scientific study, under way by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to assess the impacts of large scale mining (including Pebble Mine) on Bristol Bay’s fishery. When placed in context, I must at admit, I was hardly surprised to see this support. After all, Bristol Bay provides nearly half the global sockeye catch and is the largest salmon ecosystem of its kind left on the planet. After over 150 years of fishing these waters, the fishery remains robust and well-managed. If cared for, it can continue to provide for Bristol Bay, for Alaska, for America and the world for generations to come. Whereas a large scale mine is a finite resource with limited benefits and endless costs. Bristol Bay’s commercial fishery employs upwards of 12,000 people -- Bristol Bay residents, Alaskans, and Americans. And it supplies.....

Sunday council update: Halibut catch sharing plan
Apr 1, 2012 - 05:06 PM
Chairman Eric Olson just said that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will take the remainder of public comment on the halibut catch sharing plan today, and take up deliberations first thing Monday morning....

Public Comment On Halibut Catch Sharing Plan
April 01, 2012|by Abby Hancock | Channel 2 News
Anchorage, Alaska — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) heard public comment regarding the halibut catch sharing plan on Sunday. The council is expected to make a preliminary decision Monday morning about implementing a catch sharing plan. The plan was discussed last summer but then put on hold after a lot of angler opposition. It would have likely dropped the quota from...

DC policymakers are schooled on seafood industry
Laine welch
Published: March 31st, 2012 09:53 PM
Last Modified: March 31st, 2012 09:54 PM
For the first time ever, industry representatives were invited to brief policymakers in Congress on seafood jobs and economic opportunities. Last Thursday the group presented a panel discussion called "Seafood Jobs in America" to the Senate Oceans Caucus and an audience of 80 people. According to, it included representatives of 12 senators and one from the White House, plus a large contingent from the environmental community. Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich both made opening remarks.....

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